Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Gator Update (Reptile Death Match Edition)

Reptile death match: Biologists took daily X-ray images of a Burmese python after it swallowed an alligator to show the digestion process 

Pythons increase their metabolic rate by 40 times after eating and many of their organs increase in size to cope 

After three days the alligator's soft tissue has been digested by powerful enzymes and acid leaving bone and skin 

By day seven the entire alligator had been digested away, leaving little trace, and the snake's gut returned to normal

1 comment:

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Wow...never see this on that tv show SWAMP PEOPLE.