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Remember this? A resident of Lakeland, Florida spotted an unusual sight: A 12-foot alligator eating another of its kind.

Walking along a trail in a 1,200 acre reserve, he and several others noticed a large gator chomping down on a smaller, less fortunate one.

Luckily, he was able to capture the event in the video below, which has unsurprisingly gone viral.

Generally, alligators eat fish, snakes, turtles, birds, and small mammals. However, cannibalism is considered to be typical behavior for this species. This is also the start of mating season where alligators become quite active and aggressive.

Several trails have been closed due to the aggressive alligator activity, and will not reopen until mating season is over.


Crazy about alligators? Watch this video of a battle for dominance caught by a hiker in Clearwater, Florida.