A mother rat has been caught on video fighting off a hungry snake in a desperate bid to save her baby from the predator’s jaws.
The nail-biting video was shared on Facebook by Rojas Montecinos Envy, with the description:
Today while I was returning home, I witnessed this amazing act of love from a mother.
A mother rat fought off a ferocious snake in a desperate bid to save her baby.
Here is the video:
And here are the highlights:
The incident happened on the side of the road as the snake attempted to slither away with a baby rat.
In nearly 20 agonizing seconds the mother rat bit and scratched the snake until it was forced to release the baby from its jaw.
The mother rat then chased the snake off as it slithered into the bushes and the baby (right) was left motionless on the road.
A few seconds later, the mom returned to her baby and briefly hovered over it as a car passed.
She then scooped the baby up in her jaws and scurried off into the brush to safety. It’s unclear what type of snake attacked the baby rat and if the rodent will survive.
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