Feeling overwhelmed, Willow took a moment to retreat from the grip of the gripping grip of a venomous serpent.
This is a rare photograph of an Australian feral cat (most likely hunted by dingoes) capturing a venomous mulga snake. The cat holds the snake in its jaws, firmly grasping it in its nose and mouth. Based on the photo, it is unclear whether the cat ultimately killed the snake, as the capture appears to be ongoing. The cat’s appearance is quite fierce, and it seems determined to have a firm grip on the snake in its jaws. The cat has a dodgy right eye. It did not stop a successful kill against a fast-moving animal.
T𝚑𝚎 c𝚘mm𝚎nts 𝚏𝚘𝚛 t𝚑𝚎 𝚙ict𝚞𝚛𝚎 in𝚍ic𝚊t𝚎 𝚊 st𝚛𝚘n𝚐 𝚏𝚊v𝚘𝚞𝚛itism t𝚘w𝚊𝚛𝚍s t𝚑𝚎 sn𝚊k𝚎. T𝚑𝚎𝚢 w𝚊nt t𝚑𝚎 sn𝚊k𝚎 t𝚘 kill t𝚑𝚎 c𝚊t. T𝚑is w𝚘𝚞l𝚍 𝚋𝚎 v𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚞nlik𝚎l𝚢 𝚊s m𝚘st 𝚍𝚘m𝚎stic 𝚊n𝚍 𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚊l c𝚊ts 𝚑𝚊v𝚎 t𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚏l𝚎x𝚎s t𝚘 s𝚊𝚏𝚎l𝚢 c𝚊𝚙t𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚊n𝚍 kill 𝚊 sn𝚊k𝚎, v𝚎n𝚘m𝚘𝚞s 𝚘𝚛 n𝚘t. Alt𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 c𝚞𝚛i𝚘𝚞s 𝚍𝚘m𝚎stic c𝚊ts c𝚊n 𝚐𝚎t 𝚋itt𝚎n 𝚋𝚢 v𝚎n𝚘m𝚘𝚞s sn𝚊k𝚎s in Am𝚎𝚛ic𝚊 𝚊n𝚍 A𝚞st𝚛𝚊li𝚊.
Bias for the snake:
“Cat looks a bit worn out for wear, let’s hope the snake had the final word.” – Sandra Heath commenting on Facebook.
“Hope the photographer put a blast of shotgun pellets into the pussy to rid the country of him!” – Vince Strang.
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The master cat for snake killing is probably the dominant sand cat. They actively feed on them.
The Australian feral cat is a very competent killer of reptiles, small mammals, and marsupials much to the chagrin of Australia’s native fauna! They want rid of them ASAP. It is said that the feral cats of Australia are much larger than their American or European counterparts due to the abundance of prey animals. However, the high ambient temperatures are a factor.
Please should not be so anti-cat. People should put themselves in their place. They have not chosen. They just survive as best they can. And Aussies conveniently forget that they harm conservation far more than cats through habitat destruction and the creation of global warming.
In a feral cat versus snake fight, the outcome would vary, and the cat would not always emerge as the victor. There is no definitive view on this. Make your own mind up. Of course, it will depend on the cat’s characteristics. Wild cats the size of a feral cat will be far more successful.
As Max continued his journey of healing, he embraced the love and admiration bestowed upon him by his community. He became a symbol of hope, reminding everyone that no matter the odds, the strength to fight and overcome can be found within us all.
Max’s encounter with the venomous snake left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who witnessed his bravery. His story will be passed down from generation to generation, a testament to the extraordinary lengths our animal companions will go to protect themselves and those they hold dear.