A six-foot alligator ends up dead inside the belly of a 13-foot pythonàit is
the stuff urban legends are made of but viewers will have no choice but to
believe when they witness the unthinkable.
It's a battle nature never intended, but as a whole host of exotic species
invade and multiply in Florida's Everglades, the ensuing battles seem to be
increasingly pitting huge alien creatures against native apex predators.
Everything from Burmese pythons to Nile monitor lizards are infiltrating
Florida's swamp lands. Already, the aliens have breached the defences and
are marching onward inciting a ferocious turf war.
Since 2000, more than 140,000 Burmese pythons have been legally imported into
the U.S. as exotic pets. But these alien darlings soon become colossal,
dangerous beasts and many owners find it easier to abandon them in the swampy
Is there any hope for Florida's last bastion of wild paradise? National
Geographic fuses science, forensics and natural history to deconstruct the
bizarre encounter between a native gator and a massive Burmese python.
Filmmakers recreate the grisly autopsy and work through tantalizing clues
and at the story's climax, scientists use the evidence to reconstruct exactly
what happened during that epic clash. Could an entire army of alien species
be poised to conquer, kill and take over the Florida Everglades?