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The mongoose may not appear aggressive, but this desert mammal can chew up a venomous cobra like a gummy worm.

As it comes face to face with a cold-blooded reptile that could easily kill a man, the mongoose hops around, dodging the cobra’s every bite.

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Soon, the snake runs out of stamina and the mongoose makes a dive. It jabs its sharp tiny teeth into the cobra’s neck and hops backwards in defense. Noticing that the snake hasn’t moved, the mammal bites its neck again and this time, refuses to let go.


The moongoose shakes from left to right and up and down, disabling the snake as a dog would to its favorite toy.

Lauren Grose About the author:
Lauren is an Associate Content Editor at RARE. During her years at Bloomsburg University, she delved into modern media by creating a fashion column titled “Dear Bloom,” which ultimately became a YouTube series. Shortly after graduating, Lauren packed her bags and flew to Tokyo to explore the city’s culture and, ...Read more
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