Invasion of the Giant Pythons

Photos: Python Digesting an Alligator

Here’s proof that a Burmese python, depending on the size, can devour an alligator whole. These x-ray images show the digestion process unfolding over the six days after feeding.

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digesting-alligator
One day after feedingOne day after feeding
Two days after feedingTwo days after feeding
Three days after feedingThree days after feeding
Four days after feedingFour days after feeding
Five days after feedingFive days after feeding
Six days after feedingSix days after feeding

Images courtesy of Dr. Stephen Secor and Dr. Scott White