Cannibal Alligator Caught Eating Another Alligator

Cannibal Alligator Caught Eating Another Alligator

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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 above, 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. Alligators also tend to become quite active and aggressive during mating season.

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


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