Eyes bigger than stomach?

The Miami Herald is reporting on a fascinating find in the everglades of a 13-foot python swallowing a 6-foot American alligator. There is some question as to how this all took place, but my favorite theory is from Frank Mazzotti at the end of the article,

Mazzotti said it’s also plausible the snake scavenged a dead gator. Then time, decay and heat could explain what happened next: a nasty blowout of the snake body. ”You’ve got a deteriorating carcass, you’ve got a buildup of gases, you’ve got sharp claw points . . . ,” he said.”