Thursday, December 1

Impressive find in dead Burmese python: an alligator | Digital Trends Spanish

One of those impressive images that science has left us was the one shown by a group of researchers from Florida, after the necropsy of a huge Burmese python: this after removing from his stomach a alligator more than 1.5 meters long.

As Rosie Moore, a Florida-based geoscientist who uploaded the video in a Nov. 1 Instagram post, explained, this reptile was excised from a huge layer of python tissue.

This particular python was approximately 18 feet tall and had eaten a 5 foot alligator. The python was found in the Florida Everglades, but not in a national park. It was euthanized and delivered to the research laboratory for necropsy and the collection of scientific samples.

The researcher says that Burmese pythons are culled in Florida, explaining that “due to the subtropical environment of South Florida, along with the long lifespan and rapid reproduction of Burmese pythons, these snakes have successfully invaded ecologically sensitive areas such as Park Everglades National. This poses a threat to a variety of wildlife.”

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