Alligator and python ‘tangle’ on a golf course

Posted at 12:01 PM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-16 14:01:01-05

NAPLES, Fla. – Some people are afraid of snakes, while others have a fear of alligators.

But on Friday one man snapped a photo of what many people would consider to be their biggest fear – an alligator and a Burmese python entwined.

A group was playing at the Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek in Naples, Florida when they stumbled upon the unsettling scene, according to WPLG,

A picture taken by Richard Nadler showed the gator and the snake locked in a battle. The snake was twisted around the gator but the python’s head was in the alligator’s mouth.

“There was no grappling going on — nothing. The python’s head was in the mouth of the alligator and the alligator was just sitting there absolutely still with his eyes wide open not moving,” Nadler said. “And he had all these people around him these golf carts and people walking around taking photographs.”

Nadler told NBC 2 that wildlife isn’t uncommon at the particular course but that he’d never seen anything like this. He also said the animals were gone the next morning.