Python vs Alligator fight comparison- who will win?

We’ve had many animal fights before, but we’ve never compared the alligator with the python. Both of this animals are formidable predators each having its own strengths that make it survive in the wild. This article will, therefore, look at the facts of the alligator and the python and at the end will compare a fight between this two animals to determine- who will win. So…. let’s get started.

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Alligator facts

Alligators belong to the family aligatoridae, which is closely related to the crocodile’s family. In fact, most people confuse crocodiles with the alligators. But here I’ll give you a hint to be able to distinguish a crocodile from an alligator. An alligator can be distinguished by its snout which is wide and rounded.  Its upper teeth are also visible while its mouth is closed.  On the other hand a crocodile has a green narrow pointed snout. The crocodile’s teeth cant be seen when its mouth is closed except the fourth teeth.

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There are two types of alligators the American alligator and the Chinese alligators. The American alligator can grow up to 11.2 feet (3.4 meters ) long and weigh 4544 kilograms. The Chinese alligators are smaller, they have a length of about 1.4 tp 1.5 m ( 4.6 to 4.9 feet)

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Where are the alligators found?

The American alligators are found in slow-moving swamps ponds and lake in South American parts. the Chinese alligators are found in eastern China, in a small area in the Yagtze River.

The alligators are social animals and are often found in groups which are called congregations. In this groups, the alligators will be seen basking in the sun especially when the temperatures are very cold and taking a swim when the temperatures are very warm. Alligators are fast swimmers and can swim at a speed of about 32 km/hr( 20 mph).  On land, they can run at a speed of about 17.7 km/hr.

Python Facts

Pythons are very large snakes found in Asia, Africa and Australia. They are considered to be one of the Old Word snakes. Pythons belong to the family of snakes known as Pythonidae. There are 41 species of pythons in the family Pythonidae.


Pythons are very large snakes, some species can grow over 9 meters (30 feet) and weigh over 150 kgs.

Due to their huge size, the pythons are not fast runners. The fast they can move on an open ground is 1.6 km/hr (1 mile per hour ). Most species are good swimmers while others are arboreal.

Feeding pythons have a very diverse diet. They will feed on rodents, lizards, small birds, small monkeys wallabies, pigs etc and did you know that pythons are not venomous? Yes. And centrally to a common belief not all snakes are poisonous. Actually, only 600 out of the 3400 known snakes have been seen to be venomous, the python is not one of them.

Alligator vs Python fight comparison- who will win?

One thing to remember about the python is even though they are not poisonous they are very powerful constrictors. Their size favors them. Comparing the giant python to the alligator you’ll notice the Python is very huge for the alligator. Being a constrictor the python will typically suffocate the alligator and in no time begin to swallow the alligator.

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