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Meerkat, which treats poisonous snakes as its staple food, uses superb skills to play poisonous snakes, eating snakes like eating spicy strips

Time:2022-11-27 08:14:42 author:Botanical Garden Read:584次
Meerkat, which treats poisonous snakes as its staple food, uses superb skills to play poisonous snakes, eating snakes like eating spicy strips

When it comes to poisonous snake killers, many people think of the "flat-headed brother" honey badger for the first time. Honey badger is rated as the most fearless animal in the world. When it sees a poisonous snake, it will bite it. The powerful bite force can kill the poisonous snake at once. , even if bitten by a venomous snake, it only takes a good night's sleep. But in Africa, there is another animal, which is the real natural enemy of poisonous snakes. It directly regards poisonous snakes as its staple food, and likes to use poisonous snakes as toys. Its anti-poison ability is stronger than that of honey badgers. Snake Catcher

Meerkat teasing the black mamba

This animal is called the Meerkat, and it is a mongoose. Most of the meerkat family can eat snakes, and among the meerkat family, it is named the snake meerkat, and it is naturally the strongest snake catcher in the entire meerkat family. They catch snakes like cats and mice, easy and freehand. The snake mongoose, commonly known as Meng Ge, is not outstanding in appearance. Its fur is tawny or iron gray, and its fur is grayer, harder and rougher than its meerkat relatives. The meerkat is also relatively small and exquisite in size, with a body length of only 36 to 45 cm, but its tail is very long, which is the same length as its body. Someone once photographed the picture of a snake and a mongoose preying on a black mamba snake. The black mamba snake can move 5 meters per second and can easily catch up with a human running at full strength. Needless to say, the degree of flexibility is not necessary, and the black mamba snake is extremely poisonous. Strong, more venomous than the golden cobras in Africa, they are also extremely aggressive, often attacking their prey multiple times, causing the prey to die quickly. It is one of the most dangerous snakes in Africa. But even though the black mamba had raised its head in an attacking stance, the meerkat still looked nonchalant. Just as the black mamba attacked, the meerkat jumped sideways, not only dodging its attack, but also making it eat a mouthful of ashes. It turns out that the meerkat has been secretly paying attention to the movements of the black mamba snake. The attack speed of the snakes can be said to be as fast as lightning, but the meerkat's reaction speed is a little faster than them. But the meerkat didn't take the opportunity to attack. Now is not the best time. It jumps around the black mamba snake, constantly provoking the black mamba snake, and even has the ability to observe the surrounding environment. It seems that it is not afraid of the dark at all. The surprise attack of the mamba. The black mamba stared at it closely, looking very nervous, even a little scared, and wanted to retreat, but the next second the snake mongoose jumped behind it and blocked its way. In the repeated pulling, the black mamba attacked several times in a row, but they were flexibly avoided by the mongoose. The opportunity that the meerkat was waiting for finally came. The black mamba has already been exhausted, and the speed of attacking and dodging has begun to decline. This is also a common problem of most snakes, and their endurance is not good. When the black mamba attacked again, it evaded the attack sideways, bit the head of the black mamba with its big mouth, and then smashed it hard on the ground a few times. The black mamba has fallen to the ground and is powerless to attack, but it has not completely died. The meerkat did not pursue the victory, but retreated cautiously, continued to wander, and attacked tentatively from time to time until it was determined that the black mamba was dead, and then it picked up the black mamba and prepared to find a place to eat.

Venomous snake nemesis, kill the snake when it sees it

It can be said that the whole body configuration of the meerkat is designed to catch snakes. Dodge the attack of the poisonous snake in an instant, continuously consume the physical strength of the snake, and then strike out like an assassin in an instant, giving the poisonous snake a fatal blow. And there is no lack of patience of the hunter, and he repeatedly tried until the viper died. If the flat-headed brother honey badger is a reckless player, regardless of whether he wants to kill the poisonous snake, then the snake meerkat is a fighter with super-skilled, dodging and wiggling between the square and the inch, looking for the right time to strike a fatal blow. Seeing this, do you think that the meerkat may have more than enough attack and insufficient defense? That's a big mistake. The fur of the mongoose is actually thick and rough. When attacked, it will explode like a cat. It can well defend against the attack of poisonous snakes. Some snakes with shorter fangs may even connect to its skin. Can't break. And even if the venom is injected into the skin, these venomous snakes will find a desperate fact-their venom has no effect on the meerkat at all. The honey badger's anti-venom ability is already very strong, even if it is bitten, it is just enough to sleep. But the meerkat's anti-venom ability is stronger than that of the honey badger, let alone drowsiness, it continues to tease the poisonous snake vigorously like nothing else. The current speculation is that there is a mechanism in the meerkat to target the toxin, and it can only work on the meerkat when the amount of venom is huge. However, in the environment where it currently lives, there are very few cases of meerkat being poisoned to death. Moreover, meerkat is also a social animal, and they also hunt in teams and use tactics. Some attract attention from the front, some take the opportunity to attack or steal snake eggs, and facing a group of snakes and mongooses, no poisonous snake dares to say that it can retreat completely. The defense is not low, and the anti-poison ability is stronger than that of the honey badger. It can be a reckless man like the honey badger, but the meerkat has to use superb skills to consume a little bit of the venomous snake's physical strength. In addition to being afraid of pain, it may be just for fun. Well... I don't know if the mongoose and the snake have a deep hatred, or it is really just for fun. Even if it has already filled its stomach and has no desire to eat at all, it is a reaction when it sees a poisonous snake. It goes up to tease the poisonous snake, and then kills the poisonous snake when it has had enough, just like a cat teasing a mouse, it is just playing.

If Meerkats are placed on Snake Island

If two Meerkats are placed on Snake Island, can they wipe out the 20,000 venomous snakes entrenched there? There is a small island of 1.2 square kilometers in the Bohai Sea of ​​my country, 7 kilometers away from the land. There are more than 20,000 poisonous snakes living on the island, which is called Dalian Snake Island. Due to the movement of the earth's crust, it was separated from Dalian, and the ecosystem on the island collapsed and could not bear the food needs of many creatures. Therefore, the animals on the island died one after another, but the black-browed pit viper survived. Facing the harsh environment of Dalian Snake Island, black-browed pit vipers have developed a special ability. Their main food comes from migratory birds resting on Snake Island during their migration. In order to kill migratory birds, they have evolved a strong toxicity. It is said that only 1 gram is needed. Snake venom is enough to kill 30,000 pigeons, a thousand rabbits, or 10 burly men. But in a year, there are only a few months of migratory birds coming. In order to cope with hunger, the black-browed pit viper has also evolved the habit of aestivation, and it is the only snake in the world that has the habit of sleeping in both winter and summer. So what happens when two meerkats are placed on the island? First of all, the first problem faced by snake meerkat is the climate. Snake meerkat is also distributed in my country, but it is mainly distributed in places with hotter climates such as Guangdong, Hainan, and Fujian. The first problem on the Snake Island is the difference in climate. . And if they can block the cold, then they will face the black-browed pit viper. Meerkat has strong anti-venom ability, but it is not completely immune to snake venom. There is no black-browed pit viper in its habitat. Faced with snake venom that has never been adapted to, snake mongoose may not be as complete as other venomous snakes. Ignore it, being bitten by a black-browed pit viper is actually very risky. However, the black-browed pit viper is small, only about 60 to 70 centimeters, far less than the several-meter-long venomous snakes that snakes and mongooses usually prey on. In addition, the snakes and mongooses have superb hunting skills and quick responses, and the black-browed pit vipers are also very difficult. If you bite it, but you can't bite it, no matter how strong the venom is, it will be useless. And meerkat will work in teams, but the black-browed pit viper has a habit of cannibalism and will not get together most of the time, so it seems that if two meerkat attack together, the chance of being bitten will decrease. Meerkat has great advantages. Another point is that the black-browed pit viper has a habit of sleeping in winter and summer. Many people think that it is difficult for meerkats to find the black-browed pit viper in winter and summer, and finally starve to death. However, this may not be the case, because there is another animal on Dalian Snake Island that is also the food of snakes and meerkats, that is, mice. These mice are called Rattus norvegicus, and they came to Snake Island with the human fish boat, which means that they are invasive species and have already thrived on Snake Island. Although Rattus musculus is also a black-browed pit viper Snake's food, but when sleeping in winter and summer, the Rattus norvegicus will prey on the black-browed pit viper, which has no resistance, and there is a situation of "snake eats rat for half a year, and rat eats snake for half a year". Although the meerkat likes to eat poisonous snakes, it is also a good mouse catcher, and can get into the mouse hole to prey on the mouse. It is said that in the 19th century, there was a rat plague in Hawaii, and people took meerkats, and the rats disappeared soon after. Therefore, even if the snake meerkat can't find a poisonous snake, there are mice on the snake island to satisfy their hunger, and they may not starve to death. However, the research value of the black-browed pit viper on Snake Island is very high. At present, the country has established Snake Island as a protected area. Meerkat is also a second-class protected animal in my country, and either side is the object of protection. It is impossible to release snake and mongoose on the island. Whether the meerkat can wipe out the 20,000 venomous snakes on Snake Island is only a guess.


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