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Watch Alligator Snack On Snake

Alligator snacks on snake in florida
Alligator snacks on snake in florida

In a riveting display of nature’s raw power, a Texas canal became the stage for an unexpected predator-prey encounter. Captured on video by Kristy Garza during an Easter celebration, an alligator was seen stalking and swiftly snapping up a swimming snake.

Alligator snacks on snake in florida
Image credit: Courtesy of KSAT 12 (screenshot from YouTube)

Garza, who was spending quality time with her family at her parent’s beach house, was taken aback by the rare sight. In her 40+ years, she had never witnessed an alligator and a snake in the canal simultaneously. The video showcases the unsuspecting snake catching the attention of the lurking alligator. Before the snake could realize the impending danger, the alligator made its swift move, capturing and consuming its prey.

Alligators are opportunistic feeders with a diverse diet. They consume anything they can catch, from fish, turtles, lizards, and snakes to small mammals, water birds, and even other alligators. These reptiles are primarily nocturnal, most active between dusk and dawn. However, the presence of nearby prey can easily override their nocturnal nature.

Watch Alligator Snack On Snake

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Armed with about 80 sharp teeth, alligators employ various hunting strategies. They might use the “sit and wait” approach, appearing inactive but ready to lunge at their prey suddenly. Some even feed on animals at the bottom of water bodies.

Garza’s video not only captured the alligator-snake interaction but also hinted at another potential prey. A duck was seen in proximity to the alligator, though it managed to escape any threat.

This captivating incident underscores the intricate balance of nature and the continuous dance of survival. As we marvel at such encounters, it’s essential to respect and understand the roles each species plays in maintaining our ecosystem’s equilibrium.

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