31 March 2008

Snake bursts after gobbling gator - recycled

For some reason this is one of the popular stories today, while dated about two and a half years ago, so I am recycling an old post...

BBC reports on a case where a consumer overestimated his capacity:

An unusual clash between a 6-foot (1.8m) alligator and a 13-foot (3.9m) python has left two of the deadliest predators dead in Florida's swamps. The Burmese python tried to swallow its fearsome rival whole but then exploded.

When you go for a meal, it may serve you well to study your target. I am proud to tell that a similar encounter that I had in the past with a two-pound Porterhouse steak ended in my absolute victory.

To be fair, the Porterhouse did not try to claw his way out of my innards.