Alligators are opportunistic feeders and have been know to prey on snakes, including venomous snakes such as cottonmouth and rattlesnakes. But they also prey on larger snakes, such as the invasive Burmese Python in Florida. Killing such powerful snakes can turn out fatal even for a fully grown alligator. Alligators prefer to drown their prey and would keep it submerged for a few minutes before swallowing it whole. This killing technique might work well with birds and most mammals but it doesn’t work as well for snakes, which can stay underwater for about thirty minutes. Alligator Eats Python was filmed by Heiko Kiera aka Ojatro in South Florida in 2014.