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Victorious alligator swims off with defeated Burmese python in Florida

By Ben Hooper

MIAMI, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- An alligator in south Florida was photographed making a meal of an unusual prey -- a massive Burmese python.

The South Florida Water Management District tweeted a photo Thursday snapped by staff in western Miami-Dade County.

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The picture shows an alligator swimming away with the Burmese python in its jaws after apparently winning a battle with the rival predator.

Burmese pythons, native to Asia, are considered a nuisance species in Florida and have no natural predators in the area.

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