Weird, but True

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Marlin, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Mar 27, 2003
    At SouthernMoss' side forever!
    This is from today's WorldNetDaily. Strange things frequently occur and this is but another.....


    Snake 'befriends' snack hamster

    A rodent-eating snake and a hamster have developed an unusual bond at a zoo in the Japanese capital, Tokyo.

    Their relationship began in October last year, when zookeepers presented the hamster to the snake as a meal.

    The rat snake, however, refused to eat the rodent. The two now share a cage, and the hamster sometimes falls asleep sitting on top of his natural foe.

    "I have never seen anything like it," a zookeeper at the Mutsugoro Okoku zoo told the Associated Press News agency.

    The hamster was initially offered to Aochan, the two-year-old rat snake, because it was refusing to eat frozen mice,.

    As a joke, the zookeeper said they named the hamster Gohan - the Japanese word for meal.

    "I don't think there's any danger. Aochan seems to enjoy Gohan's company very much," said zookeeper Kazuya Yamamoto.

    The apparent friendship between the snake and hamster is one of many reported bonds spanning the divide between predator and prey.

    © BBC MMVI

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  2. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Wait til the snake gets real hungry and then lets see how good the friendship really is! :D :D :D :D

  3. Yup, Inplano. "And the lamb shall lie down with the lion" (until the lion gets hungry. ;)
  4. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Sep 11, 2002
    Colorado Rocky Mountains
    It's only a matter of time.
  5. Actually, the biblical verse in Psalms 37:11 is perfectly true: "But the meek shall inherit the earth." The only problem is that the verse does not specify what part of the earth is to be inherited. I would suggest it is a part 6 feet long, three feet wide, and 6 feet deep! :D
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  6. Penfold

    Penfold New Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    Capital Region of NY
    Ebony... and Ivory...,
    Livin' in perfect harmony... :p
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