While Laita was photographing a reticulated python, the owner informed him that this snake was big enough to eat an alligator. That was enough of an invitation for Laita. The owner brought out an adolescent alligator and voila!
"You put the two together and the snake just jumped on it instantly," Laita said, adding that the owner was able to pull the two apart, and the alligator survived. For a sense of scale, the young alligator pictured here is three or four feet long, dwarfed by the python which can reach lengths of 32 feet.
- Distribution: Southeast Asia
- Habitat: Rainforest
- Length: Up to 32 feet