The snack is a 6ft gator

  1. “Gee, I don't know, Cyril. Maybe deep down I'm afraid of any apex predator that lived through the K-T extinction. Physically unchanged for a hundred million years, because it's the perfect killing machine. A half ton of cold-blooded fury, the bite force of 20,000 Newtons, and stomach acid so strong it can dissolve bones and hoofs.”

  2. Darwin: Over tens, hundreds, even thousands of years, species will change gradually to increase their survivability and to adapt to their environment

  3. I mean, seriously, they'll generally tear their meals up with death rolls but he's just gonna swallow that guy whole! That's insane.

  4. I used to enjoy watching Land Before Time movies while I ate fruit roll ups or entering they were Tree Stars like Little Foot was eating

  5. I mean maybe, not too sure. I believe it's not too rare for gators to get to 14 feet, so maybe around there? 20 is quite hard for them to sustain I'd imagine so it's unlikely.

  6. Alligator skin isn’t slimy. I can’t speak for the scales, but alligator meat is delicious. Lots of restaurants around Florida serve gator tail. I imagine it’s similar in Louisiana and Texas.

  7. Highly doubt they evaluate food like we do since we have so many options and have fine tuned flavors over thousands of years. "Great, something that will give me the energy, protein, and nutrients I need to survive and my body is telling me it's time for more of that. Chomp." Carnivores also have fewer taste buds compared to omnivores and especially herbivores.

  8. This is copy and pasted from another comment I made - Crocodiles have incredibly sophisticated hearts (only reptile with a 4 chambered heart as opposed to 3, and also the only reptile with a cerebral cortex but that's kind of a different topic) that help make the Crocodile’s digestion the most efficient in the animal kingdom. After a meal, a Crocodiles heart directs deoxygenated blood, rich in acidic carbon dioxide, to the stomach. The blood stimulates the production of the most acidic gastric juices known in nature, which can easily dissolve shells, bones and hooves. This remarkable system means crocodiles can secrete stomach acid 10 times faster than any other animal. They also swallow small stones called gastroliths to help improve digestion. This is beneficial for crocodiles that eat their prey whole or for animals with shells, bones and hooves. Gastroliths help grind the food in their stomachs. Those stones can remain inside the crocodile’s stomach for years. Crocodiles are absolutely amazing and fascinating, definitely my favourite animal.

  9. Nah man, crocodilians survived the K-T extinction. These MFs outlasted the dinosaurs (excepting birds). Which is actually kind of terrifying to think about.

  10. Lmao apparently the food here at a baby croc the week before so it’s like turducken now but it’s crocs all the way down

  11. Forgive my ignorance and this going to any animal experts out there, do alligators usually engage in cannibalism?

  12. When I visited Gator Country, they told us the 'two foot rule' about not keeping gators two feet longer than any other gator in the same enclosure. Because they can and will eat each other.

  13. It's pretty common I believe. I imagine that, even if they attack something for some reason other than to eat it, e.g. to defend their territory, they default to eating whatever it is if they can.

  14. Really big alligators get to 15ish feet long. This one is 12 minimum I'd say given its eating a fairly hefty one.

  15. I kind of assumed that this happens when food is scarce but that dude looks like he was just bored on a Tuesday

  16. I live next to a wildlife preserve that my dad occasionally fishes on. He’s told me sees 10 foot Alligators out there whenever he goes out.

  17. If that ever happen to me i hope it kills me fast. The amount of claustrophobia you feel when getting swallowed being half alive must be hell

  18. It always amazes me seeing animals just gobble up a whole other animal like that. Bones, hair, skin, whatever. They don't give a fuck. Meanwhile we humans choke on fucking aspirin if they're to big, as well as basically anything that isn't thoroughly chewed.

  19. You ever forget those things get bigger as they get older? That means not only is it absolutely massive, it also has the collective experience of its total life. Not a good combination

  20. That is an absolute unit. Only thing that might save me in that situation would be if it chokes while I shit myself to death in its mouth

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