On my hike through a swamp area last night in Central Florida, I heard a sound and found an alligator eating a snapping turtle behind me. Over the next 30 minutes, I was able to film the alligator breaking through the shell and swallowing the turtle. Here is a video I took of the tail end of the encounter. Alligator mating season is coming up and I’ll find more encounters like this in the near future as gators tend to be a bit more aggressive around this time. Here is a video I captured of an alligator eating a snapping turtle. Enjoy!