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S. Fla. man stumbles upon snake attacking coyote


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A South Florida man and his family came across a shocking sight while taking a break at a rest stop on Alligator Alley.
What they witnessed was a real life wildlife struggle between a snake and coyote.
Wll James was driving to Naples on Tuesday with his wife and daughter when they stopped at the rest area at Mile Marker 62 in the Big Cypress National Preserve.
James, an experienced hiker, said he heard snarling and barking just off the trail near the rest area and walked back to find what was making the odd noises.
That's when they discovered a coyote in distress with a snake wrapped around its neck and body.
James says the coyote was kicking and biting at the snake before the unwelcome slithery friend finally let go, but not before biting the coyote on its hind leg.
The exhausted coyote was able to walk away with a noticeable limp.
James was able to snap one picture before his wife pulled him away.
It's not known what type of snake was involved in the attack, but it would not be a surprise to learn that it was a Burmese python.

Pythons have become such a major issue in The Everglades that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission holds an annual Python Challenge to eradicate the invasive species
S. Fla. man stumbles upon snake attacking coyote Reviewed by Wor Media on 11:24 AM Rating: 5
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