EXCLUSIVE: Disgusting moment 5ft alligator is pulled out of 18ft Burmese python’s STOMACH in Florida – as geoscientist bikini model says monster snake was euthanized to stop it dominating wildlife

  • A geoscientist and bikini model has gone viral removing a five foot alligator from a euthanized, 18-foot Burmese python 
  • Rosie Moore, 26, posted the video – which now has more than 10million views and 250,000 likes – to her Instagram page 
  • The video shows Moore and a team of scientists removing the still intact gator 
  • Moore, speaking to DailyMail.com, said that the popular video underscores a huge problem of invasive pythons in the Florida Everglades 
  • She said they were able to perform research on the creature because it had been euthanized after being caught by field workers
  • Moore said: ‘It’s definitely shocking, it was my first time ever seeing an event like that’ 

A geoscientist and bikini model has gone viral removing a five foot alligator from a euthanized, 18-foot Burmese python. 

Rosie Moore, 26, posted the video – which now has more than 10million views and 250,000 likes – to her Instagram page. The video shows Moore and a team of scientists removing the still intact gator. 

Moore, speaking to DailyMail.com, said that the popular video underscores a huge problem of invasive pythons in the Florida Everglades preying on everything from mammals to small reptiles, with the large alligator taking things to a new extreme.

She said they were able to perform research on the creature because it had been euthanized after being caught by field workers, which is required on sight in the state of Florida due to the predation.

‘They called us and they said there was a large object in it, we thought it was either a deer or an alligator.’

Moore, speaking to DailyMail.com, said that the popular video underscores a huge problem of invasive pythons in the Florida Everglades preying on everything from mammals to small reptiles, with the large alligator taking things to a new extreme

A geoscientist and bikini model has gone viral removing a five foot alligator from a euthanized, 18-foot Burmese python

She said they were able to perform research on the creature because it had been euthanized after being caught by field workers, which is required on sight in the state of Florida due to the predation

She said they thought that pythons have such varied diets, they could’ve found either a gator or a deer inside!

When the gator was found during a necropsy of the python, Moore said: ‘It’s definitely shocking, it was my first time ever seeing an event like that, I’ve never seen a python with something like that in it.’

The Instagram post was ‘for fun’ but she was ‘really surprised it went that viral. It honestly surprised me how little people knew about the invasive pythons in Florida and their impacts on our native populations down there.’

Moore, who specializes in spatial technology and human environmental interactions, says that it’s going to be a difficult problem to solve. 

She said that knowledge of the problem has grown due to ‘a variety of things. It could just be more reporting, social media, but also the Burmese population has increased sizably.’

The pythons reproduce quickly and are able to camouflage in their surroundings, which means according to Moore: ‘It’s impossible for anybody to really know where they’re at or how many are out there.’

When the gator was found during a necropsy of the python, Moore said: ‘It’s definitely shocking, it was my first time ever seen an event like that, I’ve never seen a python with something like that in it’

The Instagram post was ‘for fun’ but she was ‘really surprised it went that viral. It honestly surprised me how little people knew about the invasive pythons in Florida and their impacts on our native populations down there’

She said it’s important to break the stereotype of women working in geosciences, where females make up just about 30 percent of those working

Moore, who specializes in spatial technology and human environmental interactions, says that it’s going to be a difficult problem to solve

She said that knowledge of the problem has grown due to ‘a variety of things. It could just be more reporting, social media, but also the Burmese population has increased sizably’

Moore also works on the side as a model, which she got into 2-3 years ago on freelance during the weekends and free nights through friends. Her page now has over 16,000 followers. 

She said it’s important to break the stereotype of women working in geosciences, where females make up just about 30 percent of those working. 

‘In media, female scientists are often portrayed as the shy, dorky characters. I think it’s important for young women to see that is not the case, and that being a scientist can actually be a cool thing to aspire to be,’ Moore said.

She added: ‘In that sense, I think I do a decent job of showing off both sides of my life and maintaining my feminine qualities while still being able to put my field gear on and go out and get dirty for some data collection.’

Given the complex problem, there aren’t a lot of simple solutions to preventing predation from Burmese pythons, with Moore joking that some people suggested to her on Instagram that ‘we throw jaguars into the Everglades to hunt them.’ 

‘In media, female scientists are often portrayed as the shy, dorky characters. I think it’s important for young women to see that is not the case, and that being a scientist can actually be a cool thing to aspire to be,’ Moore said

She added: ‘In that sense, I think I do a decent job of showing off both sides of my life and maintaining my feminine qualities while still being able to put my field gear on and go out and get dirty for some data collection’

Moore combines her passion for the ocean in her modeling career

Given the complex problem, there aren’t a lot of simple solutions to preventing predation from Burmese pythons, with Moore joking that some people suggested to her on Instagram that ‘we throw jaguars into the Everglades to hunt them’

Rosie Moore, 26, posted the video – which now has more than 10million views and 250,000 likes – to her Instagram page. The video shows Moore and a team of scientists removing the still intact gator

Indeed, as Moore wrote on Instagram: ‘Due to the the subtropical environment of South Florida, paired with the Burmese pythons long life span and rapid reproduction, these snakes have successfully invaded ecologically sensitive areas such as Everglades National Park. 

While Florida is trying to get rid of the snakes, they’re still protected by state anti-cruelty laws, so hunters must be able to prove they’ve dispatched the animals humanely. 

‘This poses a threat to a variety of wildlife, due to the pythons wide dietary preferences.’ 

Moore’s advice is a warning to pet owners: ‘If you get an animal or reptile that you won’t be able to take care of for your whole life, you probably shouldn’t get it and if you do and can’t take care of it, you should re-home it.’

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