By: Mary Beth McAndrews
Pat Aydellot was out golfing in Naples, Fla. when he spotted something unexpected, to say the least. Out on the green, Aydellot found an alligator with its jaws clamped down on a python. So, of course he snapped a photo.
The Classics Country Club, where Aydellot is a member, posted the photo to their Facebook page, jokingly telling Aydellot to get a closer shot next time.
While this is a savage moment, the alligator is actually doing Florida a service. Pythons are not native to the state and while over 2,000 have been removed in the past 15 years, experts think that is only a fraction of the total population. Kathy Worley, director of science at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, told Fox4, "anything that removes one python from the equation ... is a good thing."
Gators are common on Florida golf courses. Watch the Gator Boys catch one here!