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Mouse bites snake to death
Telegraph ^ | 09/10/2008 | Matthew Moore

Posted on 10/11/2008 6:12:02 PM PDT by george76

A mouse bit a venomous viper to death after it was thrown into the snake's cage as a lunchtime snack.

The tiny rodent killed the snake after a fierce 30-minute battle, emerging with "barely a scratch on him", ...

Firefighters ... thought that the live mouse would make a perfect lunchtime treat.

But the furry creature had other ideas. Instead of cowering from the 12in snake's gaping jaws and long fangs, it went on the offensive.

Vipers are one of the most widespread species of snake in the world, and their adder sub-species is the only poisonous reptile found in the UK.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: nevergiveup; venomousviper; viper
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1 posted on 10/11/2008 6:12:03 PM PDT by george76
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To: SunkenCiv; jazusamo; girlangler; proud_yank; Grammy

2 posted on 10/11/2008 6:13:01 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Go mammals!


3 posted on 10/11/2008 6:13:46 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: george76

4 posted on 10/11/2008 6:13:46 PM PDT by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: george76

In college we did one of those dumb college things and got a couple of pet rats. After a while we realized it was stupid and decided we needed to get rid of them. Well, we had a friend with a huge pet snake (python or boa but it’s been so long I forget which) and we told him he could have them. When it came time to feed his snake he asked for the rats and we gave him the rats.

When they were put in the aquarium the snake didn’t do a thing. The rats, however, went on the offensive. We had to take the cheap rats out before they really hurt the very expensive snake.


5 posted on 10/11/2008 6:17:41 PM PDT by SlapHappyPappy
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To: george76

UGH!

And these are fire fighters! stuck on stupid!


6 posted on 10/11/2008 6:18:12 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (GOD BLESS GEORGIA! SAVE GEORGIA, OUR ALLY, NOW!)
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To: krb

That needs to be sent to every defeatist on this site.


7 posted on 10/11/2008 6:18:18 PM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: george76
Beautiful.
8 posted on 10/11/2008 6:19:11 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: george76; dragonblustar

Wow, helluva mouse. Of course, the snake was only 12 inches long. Was it a shrew mouse? They take no poop from anything, and run like they’re guzzlin’ coffee...

I do wonder why anyone would let such a thing (throwing a live prey animal into a cage with a predator) go on for 30 minutes, and take pictures. Wasn’t there a cockfighting pit they could visit?


9 posted on 10/11/2008 6:21:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______________Profile updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: george76

That mouse ought to have a sit-down talk with McCain. Teach him a few things.


10 posted on 10/11/2008 6:22:19 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: george76
That's one mighty mouse!


11 posted on 10/11/2008 6:24:12 PM PDT by Daffynition (The most terrifying words in the English langauge are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.)
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To: george76; TheMom

A real snake owner “thumps” the rats first.

Duh.


12 posted on 10/11/2008 6:25:33 PM PDT by Eaker (Dutch expression "You can give a monkey a gold ring, but it stays an ugly thing." - EscapedDutch)
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To: george76

I thought McCain finally went after Obama!


13 posted on 10/11/2008 6:25:42 PM PDT by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: george76

Hah! That’s a tough little mouse.

Those Tai fifefighters have a strange way of entertaining themselves keeping poisonous snakes around. :)


14 posted on 10/11/2008 6:28:29 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: george76

This is why our snake gets pre-toasted mice. Kinda gross thawing them out but I don’t want my snakes arse kicked either.


15 posted on 10/11/2008 6:29:07 PM PDT by AirForceMom
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To: george76

okay, now, this was cool...

Leopard savaging a crocodile caught on camera
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/07/18/ealeopard118.xml


16 posted on 10/11/2008 6:31:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______________Profile updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: george76

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/animals/invertebrates-animals/octopus-and-squid/octopus_giant_kills_shark.html?source=sem_G2101c&s_kwcid=ContentNetwork|2681218157&kwid=ContentNetwork|2681218157


17 posted on 10/11/2008 6:33:06 PM PDT by Goonch (Bagarius "goonch” Yarrelli - my friends call me Goonch)
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To: Daffynition; potlatch; PhilDragoo; Lady Jag; LucyT

lol

one mighty mouse!


18 posted on 10/11/2008 6:46:39 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

I think they should keep “Mighty Mouse” as their pet.


19 posted on 10/11/2008 6:48:02 PM PDT by border bud
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To: SunkenCiv

That Leopard was tough

The shark too


20 posted on 10/11/2008 6:48:13 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Heh, that mouse is going all Rikki-Tikki-Tavi on that snake.

Which is a good thing. I hate snakes almost as much as I hate any and every form of arachnid.


21 posted on 10/11/2008 6:49:11 PM PDT by DemforBush (Palin! Palin! Palin!)
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To: george76

Caged snakes tend to get lazy. I’ve had friends with pet snakes and eventually you have to stop giving them live food, or this will happen.


22 posted on 10/11/2008 6:50:34 PM PDT by dilvish
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To: george76

"That's my brother"

23 posted on 10/11/2008 6:50:42 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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To: george76

After he finished off the viper, the mouse should have taken on the firefighters who got a perverse kick out of feeding a mouse to a viper.


24 posted on 10/11/2008 6:51:59 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The "Mainstream Newsmedia" is sickeningly corrupt and dangerously mendacious.)
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To: george76

Go mouse go! I hate snakes!


25 posted on 10/11/2008 6:52:54 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: george76

an election preview?


26 posted on 10/11/2008 6:55:02 PM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (HEY OBAMBI - SARAH PALIN IS MORE OF A MAN THAN YOU ARE, AND MORE WOMAN THAN MICHELLE!)
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To: NonValueAdded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfsrg28jE7k


27 posted on 10/11/2008 7:00:15 PM PDT by allmendream (White Dog Democrat: A Democrat who will not vote for 0bama because he's black.)
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To: SunkenCiv
I do wonder why anyone would let such a thing (throwing a live prey animal into a cage with a predator) go on for 30 minutes, and take pictures. Wasn’t there a cockfighting pit they could visit?

I agree. We never fed our python live mice just for this reason.

That mouse was much too big for that little snake.

28 posted on 10/11/2008 7:00:23 PM PDT by Marie (Charlie Gibson is a condescending tool...)
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To: SlapHappyPappy

I’ve had a pet rat and I’d much rather have a rat than an expensive snake. The cost of the animal does not influence me. I am glad you took the rats out.


29 posted on 10/11/2008 7:00:49 PM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: NonValueAdded
Can we recruit Mighty Mouse on board to protect America from the empty suit and his legion of zombies?????/Just Asking - seoul62.....
30 posted on 10/11/2008 7:02:44 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: george76

It’s a metaphor.

Sarah Palin is the mouse and guess who the snake is?


31 posted on 10/11/2008 7:03:06 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: george76

And another thing...

Perhaps the mouse should be studied.
Few creatures survive viper venom.


32 posted on 10/11/2008 7:04:23 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: allmendream

Andy Kaufman was a seriosuly disturbed person
exploited by Hollywood. No surprise there.
Hollywood excels at dumbing down talent.


33 posted on 10/11/2008 7:06:38 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: george76

Now that’s what I call severe PMS!


34 posted on 10/11/2008 7:18:25 PM PDT by B4Ranch (I'd rather have a VP that can gut a Moose, than a President that wants to gut our Second Amendment!)
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To: Jo Nuvark

Apparently the viper was never able to bring its fangs to bear. The mouse never got bit.


35 posted on 10/11/2008 7:21:01 PM PDT by Little Pig (Is it time for "Cowboys and Muslims" yet?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Way too big a mouse. Not usable food for that poor little snake.


36 posted on 10/11/2008 7:21:32 PM PDT by Chickensoup ('08 VOTING for the SUPREME COURT that will be BEST for my FAMILY and voting for SARAH PALIN!!!)
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To: Tax-chick

Hmmm?


37 posted on 10/11/2008 7:22:30 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Disclaimer: Opinions posted by the poster are those of the individual poster and do not necessarily)
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38 posted on 10/11/2008 7:22:58 PM PDT by Little Pig (Is it time for "Cowboys and Muslims" yet?)
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To: Marie

The children caught live snakes somethims. We put them in an acquarium in the summer and feed them bugs and frogs. We like watching nature at work.


39 posted on 10/11/2008 7:23:05 PM PDT by Chickensoup ('08 VOTING for the SUPREME COURT that will be BEST for my FAMILY and voting for SARAH PALIN!!!)
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To: george76; devolve; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; PhilDragoo; dixiechick2000

Mighty Mouse to the rescue, lol.
I hunted and hunted for a picture I recently received in email. It showed some type of lizard with its mouth clamped over the mouth of a rattlesnake!

I’ll always wonder what happened when that lizard let go...!


40 posted on 10/11/2008 7:23:56 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: krb; Joya

LOVE IT.

THANKS.

See the original post, Joya;


41 posted on 10/11/2008 7:27:12 PM PDT by Quix (POL LDRS GLOBALIST QUOTES: #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: george76

I once saw a mouse (or maybe it was a vole or a mole or some mouse offshoot) out in the back yard standing on its hind legs and staring down my cat. It actually attacked my cat! That thing had guts! My cat killed it, of course, but man that little guy had some stones.


42 posted on 10/11/2008 7:30:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: American72

Ping!


43 posted on 10/11/2008 7:33:53 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: SunkenCiv

Amazing!


44 posted on 10/11/2008 7:34:51 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: george76; PhiKapMom

I hope the mouse earned his freedom or a life of ease! What a brave mouse.

(We’ll adopt him...)

Perfect example of how people should quit their whining and defeatism and fight to defeat Obamination!!!


45 posted on 10/11/2008 7:40:57 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: little jeremiah

YES! Perfect analogy!


46 posted on 10/11/2008 7:45:29 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: george76

I gave a bluegill, which had eaten all the fish in my tank, to a friend to feed to his much larger piranha. The next morning he discovered a contented bluegill and a finless, tailless piranha.


47 posted on 10/11/2008 7:47:51 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: americanophile
Go mammals!


48 posted on 10/11/2008 7:52:41 PM PDT by Mojave
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To: george76
Some days you're Palin, some days you're the moose.

Cheers!

49 posted on 10/11/2008 8:31:02 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: potlatch
"I hunted and hunted for a picture I recently received in email. It showed some type of lizard with its mouth clamped over the mouth of a rattlesnake!"


I guess your interest in this shows your artistic side.

LOL!

50 posted on 10/11/2008 9:20:15 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Sarah'cuda Rocks)
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