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Posted By:HALEX
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2008-08-24 11:33:01
I would proffer that the mongooses gather together tightly like that and then inch forward in an attempt to appear as one large opponent, with the intention of intimidating the snake into retreating. That’s just my guess though. According to “wiki” “...some species, such as the Indian Mongoose, are popularly used to fight and kill venomous snakes, even king cobras. They are able to do this because of their agility and cunning, and their thick coat.”
2008-08-24 08:07:43
Mongooses are known to taunt cobras, in a ritualistic way, inching closer, then jumping wildly out of the way when the cobra tries to strike. No one knows exactly why. It almost seems like they're trying to get bit... but not. One theory is that the 'goal' of this behavior is to expose them to small doses of venom, so that they can stay in sync (evolutionarily speaking) and maintain their resistance to it.
2008-08-24 05:06:31
bad day for the snake
2008-08-23 21:38:48
tupeu de sharpe