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Crazy Video Shows Huge Alligator Eating Another Alligator

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clockApr 18 2016, 22:46 UTC
1077 Crazy Video Shows Huge Alligator Eating Another Alligator
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As a small reminder from Mother Nature not to get on her wrong side, here’s a truly terrifying and fairly one-sided showdown between two alligators.

Alex Figueroa began his day on April 13 by taking a morning stroll near his home in Lakeland, Florida. However, his peaceful walk before work ended with encountering and filming a huge alligator eating a smaller alligator. He estimated that the larger alligator was around 3.3 to 3.6 meters (11 to 12 feet) long.

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It might seem like extreme behaviour, but cannibalism isn’t unheard of with alligators. In fact, a study found that up to 7 percent of baby alligators are eaten by a member of their own species.

Christopher Brochu, an alligator expert from the University of Iowa, told National Geographic, "Gators are very opportunistic and will eat whatever they can find; anything that can fit down their throat is food,"

 

 


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