It's brutal in the natural world, even if you're a baby alligator.
Photographer Nancy Bloch was in the East Lake area Tuesday watching for eagles for her website East Lake Wildlife when she spotted a gator sunning itself.
Then she noticed the gator had something in its mouth and realized it was another gator.
According to LiveScience.com, a study found 6 to 7 percent of young alligators fall victim to cannibalism.
Researchers with Florida Fish and Wildlife said though it seems cruel, it also may help control the gator population.
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