Gator eats gator
Figueroa left his house to go for a walk and maybe take some pictures of osprey.
A massive alligator that Figueroa estimated to have been between 11 and 12 feet was seen chomping on a smaller alligator. Although as a society we tend to frown upon cannibalism, alligators do not play by our rules.
Andrew Lilyquist, who also got footage of the gator eating another gator,, told WFTS in Tampa that he’d heard about gator fights and went hoping to catch one on camera — but he hadn’t expected to actually see one.
“My heart was racing,” he was quoted as saying. “I just saw that big head and I said ok this is going to be great.”
Another clip, filmed by Octavia Heart, shows what appears to be the same gator in another location at the reserve having a gator snack:
Researches from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission explained that the gator-eat-gator world we live in was created as means of population control. The researchers estimate that about 6 to 7 percent of juvenile gators end up in the bellies of larger alligators.