I’ve been all over here in South West Florida. From Fort Myers to Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres, I’ve seen some things. I’ve seen gators that were so big they could eat a small car, and I’ve seen people that were so small they could fit in a gator’s mouth. But one thing you won’t catch me doing is eating alligator meat.

let me tell you about a wild experience I had at the radio station the other day. One of our listeners brought in a whole bunch of gator meat and wanted us to try it on air. Now, I don’t know about you, but the thought of eating alligator meat just gives me the heebie-jeebies.

So, I politely declined and said “no way”. I mean, who knows where that gator has been or what it’s been eating. Plus, have you seen the teeth on those things? No thank you. I’ll stick to my trusty PB&J sandwich, thank you very much.

Now, I know… “But Bud, alligator meat is delicious! Why won’t you try it?” Well, let me tell you why. I have a strict rule about not eating animals that can eat me. And let’s be real here, guys. If a gator wanted to, it could gobble me up like a piece of popcorn chicken.

Alligator Meat:

I mean, think about it. Alligators are like the ultimate predators of the sunshine state. They have razor-sharp teeth, powerful jaws, and they’re not afraid to use them. Plus, they can move faster than you can say “yeehaw”. So, if I were to eat alligator meat, it would be like admitting defeat. It would be like saying “Hey gators, I’m not scared of you! In fact, I think you’re delicious!”

But I’m not falling for that trick, no way. I know better than to mess with Mother Nature. She’s got a way of balancing things out, and I don’t want to be on her bad side. So, I’ll stick to eating things like chicken and beef, thank you very much.

Plus, have you ever seen an alligator up close? They’re not exactly the most attractive creatures in the world. They’re covered in scales, they have beady little eyes, and they make this weird grunting noise that sounds like a pig being strangled. I don’t know about you, but that’s not exactly what I look for in a meal.


Everglades Gone Wild: 18 Foot Python Eats 5 Foot Alligator

It’s bad enough all the pythons that are wrecking the ecosystem of the Everglades. Also, they’re spreading out. During a hunt just 3 weeks ago a 14 foot python was captured in Naples.

Many of the snakes being captured seem to be getting larger. Case in point. This 18 foot python was captured with a fully intact 5 foot alligator inside of it. I image he was moving pretty slow after such a large meal and was easy to capture. By the looks of the video it seems that the alligator hasn’t been digested at all. Geoscientist Rosie Moore described the video on her Instagram “This particular Python was roughly 18 ft, and had consumed a 5ft alligator. ” She goes on to explain why the pythons are such a threat “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. This poses a threat to a variety of wildlife, due to the pythons wide dietary preferences.”

Obviously this python definitely does not belong in the Everglades. Kudos to those who captured and euthanized it. No other animal in the swamp stands a change against one of these monsters.


No one’s completely certain how the python was introduced in the Everglades. And now it seems they’re getting larger. And hungrier.

I don’t know her, but Rosie Moore looks to be a total badass. Here’s some more from her Instagram:


  • https://www.instagram.com/p/BU4W_D1gevg/

  • https://www.instagram.com/p/CKeaQijhkym/

  • https://www.instagram.com/p/ChxPrbGLeYm/

  • https://www.instagram.com/p/Cmou4QULDQe/

  • https://www.instagram.com/p/CYSPz6xpV7n/

  • https://www.instagram.com/p/Cj2yf5NpJqU/

  • More From Florida

    Python Cowboy Found An Everglades Python Nest With A Large Snake Guarding 45 Eggs

    Pythons are a huge problem in the Everglades, which is why the state has 25 state-contracted invasive python hunters in the Florida Everglades. One of them being Python Cowboy. I’ve seen enough of these videos to know that hunting pythons in the swamp is completely insane. There’s just so many things there that want to kill you. So to go in, hunt, and capture these gigantic pythons is insane. Even better is when they bring along cameras to capture it all for their Youtube channel. The  channel “Python Cowboy” has 132,000 subscribers and provides some amazing footage. In his latest video his hunting dog, Moose, comes across a nest. A giant mama python guarding 45 (or more) eggs. When you watch the video you’ll probably have the same question I have, which is “why doesn’t he use some kind of hook or tool?”. Dude literally reaches into the nest and grabs a monster snake by the neck. The video description is “We Found The Biggest Python Nest With Over 45 Eggs On Python Island. Allie, moose and I are heading out to python islands to check out the GPS locations I’ve marked over the last year to see what we can find. This trip did not disappoint. We ended up finding a python nest. It was one of the biggest python nest I’ve found. ”

    The Everglades are so crazy we actually have a category for it on our website.  The other question I had on this video was “what does he do with the eggs?” He freezes them and sells them for educational purposes. My money would have been on frying them up. I wonder what a python egg would taste like? Like chicken? I put so much hot sauce on my eggs I doubt that I’d even notice the difference.

    • If you're short on time or impatient, skip ahead to the 6 minute mark

    • He also hunts another one of our invasive species - iguanas

    • Otto The Dog is a tremendous iguana hunter

    • Check out what he uses to hunt hogs


    • A true Florida Man


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