In the animal kingdom, survival of the fittest is a common theme. One such battle that has captivated the attention of many is the fight between the mongoose and the cobra. These two creatures are known for their fierce determination and quick reflexes, making their encounters some of the most intense in the animal kingdom.
The 3-minute video shared on social networks captured an extremely fierce battle between a mongoose against a ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs opponent, a cobra.
At the beginning of the video, it can be seen that the mongoose seems to have been hit by many ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋs from the cobra. The ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍ ᴘᴀʀᴀʟʏᴢᴇs its hind legs, making it almost impossible to move.
However, despite the ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀ, the mongoose continued to roll at the enemy without hesitation. It tries to bite its opponent, while the cobra constantly moves to avoid being bitten.
There was a time when the civet suddenly stopped, seemingly to prepare for the final decisive ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ. Indeed, the mongoose stalks the enemy for openings, then grabs the snake by the neck and squeezes it with its teeth.
After a while of fighting, the civet was so tattered that it could not move. The ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍ from the snake’s bites seems to have absorbed into it, sending the animal into ᴀɴᴀᴘʜʏʟᴀᴄᴛɪᴄ sʜᴏᴄᴋ. As for the snake, due to many ғᴀᴛᴀʟ bites, it could only lie down on the ground, struggle, and take its last ʙʀᴇᴀᴛʜ.
The cobra is a ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs snake that is native to Africa and Asia. It is known for its distinctive hood and its potent ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍ, which can cause serious ʜᴀʀᴍ or even ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ to its prey. Cobras are often associated with ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀ and are considered one of the most ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs snakes in the world. Despite its reputation, the cobra is not always the ᴀɢɢʀᴇssɪᴠᴇ ʜᴜɴᴛᴇʀ that it is often made out to be. It usually only sᴛʀɪᴋᴇs when it feels ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛᴇɴᴇᴅ or cornered.
Meanwhile, the Mongoose has a reputation as a fearless predator, and it is well-equipped to take on ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs snakes, including cobras. Its quick reflexes and tough fur make it a formidable opponent in any encounter with a cobra. Carnivorous mongooses, known as opportunistic and excellent predators, thanks to their good hearing and long-sighted vision, can provoke their prey, so they feed pretty easily, and quickly capture prey thanks to sharp teeth.
The similarity of the mechanism in the body with the honey badger also makes the mongoose very resistant to ᴘᴏɪsᴏɴ, although they are not entirely immune. This makes some ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs snakes of the African land also become the “breakfast” for the mongoose.