Mouse Turned the Table on Snake

Not News: feeding a mouse to a snake.
News: feeding mighty mouse to a snake!

Here's the story of how firefighters in Taiwan who caught a snake were surprised to find that the intended meal ended up killing the snake!

Firefighters in Nantou town, Taiwan, caught the 35cm snake and put it into a mouse cage for safe-keeping. "We then found it a mouse for lunch," a spokesman for the team told Apple Daily.

But the firefighters were stunned to see how aggressive the mouse became once it saw the predator in the cage.

"It attacked the snake continuously, biting and scratching it," the spokesman added. After a vicious 30 minute battle, the snake was dead and the mouse was left with hardly a scratch.

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wow, that is bad ass.

My snake, Mary Jane, got her butt kicked by a mouse once. I took the mouse out and let it go beause it only seemed fair. If those two were in the wild, the cute little mouse would have won and Mary Jane would have been screwed. I gave her another mouse shortly after. That mouse wasn't so intense, and MJ had zero problems.
Some mice are jus insistent on keeping their lives
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i have raised snakes for a long time and I can tell that the snake refused to finish off the mouse because the snake was of the homosexual breed and the mouse was female. It is well known that a homosexual snake will only feed on its own sex as this is an aphrodeziac unless it is extremely hungry
this mouse was female and the snake was waiting out to get off on a male- no pun intended
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So these guys first of all thought that it was OK to let this mouse be eaten alive, and then just stood and watched while it killed the snake? These guys are doubly sick.
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So they after realised what was going on, they just sat back at watched them fight? It's hardly 'survival of the fittest' either way if you force them together. I cant see how 30 minutes of standing in a little cockless circle around a couple of tiny animals is very productive of firefighters.
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Simply put: snakes don't eat if they're not hungry. When they're hungry they go into what can best be described as "kill mode." They tense up, start to twitch, and will lunge at anything edible. When a snake is in kill mode, it will kill a mouse. If you've ever seen it happen, you know its not even a question. The mouse will die. Quickly.

But only if the snake is hungry.

Please, please, please, please don't feed your snake unless he's hungry. If he's not hungry, then he won't go after the mouse. However, the mouse will definitely freak out and fight the snake. Not 'fight back' against the snake, because the snake won't do anything. The snake, not being hungry, still won't try to kill the mouse. He'll just try to get away from it, which he can't do because he's in a terrarium. And that's how snakes get hurt.

Please be careful. If you can, buy frozen mice at the pet store and thaw them out before feeding them to your snake. If your snake refuses to eat pre-killed mice, feeding him live mice is okay. But don't do it unless he's hungry, and don't ever walk away from the cage until the mouse is clearly dead.

Its grizzly to watch, but its over after a minute or two. The discomfort of watching your snake feed on a live mouse is nothing compared to the pain your snake could wind up suffering if you aren't there to supervise and, if need be, intervene.
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