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In the Everglades National Park in Florida, the new residents have been trying to find their place in the ecosystem. These Burmese pythons, introduced when their owners abandoned them in the area, are making a grab for the top of the food chain.

Pictured, an alligator protrudes from a thirteen-foot-long python who made the ill-considered decision to attempt to swallow the six-foot-long gator whole. It seems the alligator found the prospect disagreeable, and struggled with its claws until it tore through the snake, resulting in the deaths of both animals.

The pythons are creating a fair amount of problems in the local ecosystem there, and at least 150 have been captured in the past 2 years.

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