The dusty plains of Southern India the venue for one of nature's most
It's an unusual face off.
In one corner the cobra. Spectacle cobras can grow up to more than seven feet in
length. Their venom attacks the nerves which can kill a human in as little as
Cobras are normally shied but when threaten they can become very agressive.
Especially when a furry predator starts sniffing around.
In the other corner the Mongoose. At first glance this curious mammal may not
look like much competition for a cobra but the Indian Grey Mongoose is quite a
predator itself and its lightning fast reflexes and thick hide have enabled it
to add snakes like the cobra to its list of favorite foods.
The snake tries to warn the mongoose away making use of that famous hood and
raspy hiss but the mongoose is persistent and on the hunt. When the mongoose
move under attack the cobra strikes and misses.
Again, and again!
Each time the mongoose dances just out of reach but when the mongoose attacks,
he doesn't miss.