Just because you're prey, that doesn't mean that you have to take being eaten lying down. At Hangzhou Zoo in Zhejiang province, eastern China, zookeepers witnessed an unusual sight after two live mice were placed in a snake's enclosure for supper. As the snake started to eat one of the mice, the other began biting the snake's head as if to loosen its grip on its mousey meal. Then again, perhaps it was using the snake's full mouth as opportunity to avoid the same fate.
While the first mouse did eventually end up in the snake's digestive tract, the zoo staff was so impressed with the other mouse's attack that they granted it its freedom. The snake didn't come away unscathed; keeper Wen Shao reported that the little mouse did quite a bit of damage to the snake's head.
The above image isn't of the actual snake and mouse in question. Head over to Orange to see a photo of the mouse-on-snake attack.
Photo Credit: Salma Rashad.