Before we even get started here, feeding alligators in Florida is illegal. Feeding an alligator a pork loin sandwich while sitting in a stream is just stupid. Sure, Florida Man, you made a funny video. But you’re training alligators to associate humans with food. All of us in Florida are better off when alligators do their thing, and we do ours. Separately. Now, when someone jumps into that river for a swim, this gator is thinking ‘sandwich’.
Who TF sits in a body of water in Florida eating a pork loin sandwich? And besides, that water doesn’t look very clean. Everything about this is wrong.
Feeding an alligator in Florida is illegal for a reason.
It’s possible the next video they post to the ‘Only In Florida‘ instagram doesn’t go as well.
Everglades Gone Wild: 18 Foot Python Eats 5 Foot Alligator
It’s bad enough all the pythons that are wrecking the ecosystem of the Everglades. Also, they’re spreading out. During a hunt just 3 weeks ago a 14 foot python was captured in Naples.
Many of the snakes being captured seem to be getting larger. Case in point. This 18 foot python was captured with a fully intact 5 foot alligator inside of it. I image he was moving pretty slow after such a large meal and was easy to capture. By the looks of the video it seems that the alligator hasn’t been digested at all. Geoscientist Rosie Moore described the video on her Instagram “This particular Python was roughly 18 ft, and had consumed a 5ft alligator. ” She goes on to explain why the pythons are such a threat “Due to the the subtropical environment of South Florida, paired with the Burmese pythons long life span and rapid reproduction, these snakes have successfully invaded ecologically sensitive areas such as Everglades National Park. This poses a threat to a variety of wildlife, due to the pythons wide dietary preferences.”
Obviously this python definitely does not belong in the Everglades. Kudos to those who captured and euthanized it. No other animal in the swamp stands a change against one of these monsters.
No one’s completely certain how the python was introduced in the Everglades. And now it seems they’re getting larger. And hungrier.
I don’t know her, but Rosie Moore looks to be a total badass. Here’s some more from her Instagram:
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