In one corner, a male Bobcat from the Everglades, Florida, weighs about 20 pounds.
In the other corner, the Burmese python, which weighs about 120 pounds and is thought to invade the Everglades of Florida, nests.
Prize: The winner is assumed to own the egg nest.
Guess who ate breakfast.
If you guess Mamapython has an advantage, try again.
As observed by US Geological Survey wildlife researchers over four days Trail camera During a research project at the Big Cypress National Preserve, patient Bobcat initially encounters an unprotected egg.
While watching the video — Condensed in less than 5 minutes — You can almost read the heart of a cat that circles around the nest day and night. Do you need to scramble these eggs, turn the sunny side up, or make it easier? “
According to researchers, Bobcat chose to scramble after seeing “consuming, trampling, caching, and uncovering eggs.”
That’s when Python isn’t there. However, after that, a cunning cat encounters a coiled giant and confronts Python.
The video shows the exchange of a couple’s blows between an Everglades predator and an Everglades intruder.
Watch the bobcat swipe the Burmese beast on his forefoot to catch a bat. He also dodges quite a bit.
Then a mouse, or something that looks like a mouse, comes to the midnight buffet.
The research project at Big Cypress was from June to September 2021 Published in the study In the journal of ecology and evolution.