Witness Captures Shocking Moment of Alligator Devouring Prey in Florida [Video]
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- A visitor to the Orlando Wetlands Park in Florida captured rare photos of an adult alligator eating a smaller reptile, which is believed to be either a smaller alligator or a tegu lizard.
- The encounter lasted for about two minutes and the witness managed to take around 35 photos of the event, which she shared on Facebook.
- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation states that large and fully grown alligators have been observed eating smaller alligators, alligator eggs, juvenile alligators, and subadult alligators.
A retired snowbird, Barbara D’Angelo, captured a rare moment in the Orlando Wetlands Park when she snapped photos of an adult alligator eating what appears to be a smaller alligator or a tegu lizard.
The encounter lasted for about two minutes, during which D’Angelo managed to take around 35 photos, some of which were “blurry” and “muddy.” Despite feeling scared, D’Angelo said she felt safe enough since she was a good distance away from the alligator on the roadway.
She shared the photos on Facebook, which generated over 680 reactions, over 155 shares, and over 135 comments.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, large and fully grown alligators have been observed eating alligator eggs, juvenile alligators, subadult alligators, and smaller adult alligators. “Alligators are opportunistic feeders,” the FWC wrote on its Alligator Facts profile webpage.
“Their diets include prey species that are abundant and easily accessible.” The identity of the smaller reptile that the alligator was eating remains uncertain, with some Facebook users suggesting it could be a smaller alligator, while others thought it was a tegu lizard.
April 9, 2023 at 9:42 am
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