New Delhi: A video of a mongoose fighting with a cobra snake has gone viral on internet.
The viral video was shared on Twitter by an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Dr Abdul Qayum. The video showed a mongoose and a snake fighting each other fiercely in the middle of a road in India as bystanders watch the entire incident unfold in front of their eyes.
The IFS officer tweeted the video with the caption: “This is absolutely natural. I am happy that no crusader jumped in to save either species. It’s the survival of fittest which prevails in #nature (sic).”
The IFS officer also appreciated the bystanders for not interfering in the fight.
The mongoose in the video was fiercely attacking the snake while it tries to escape the wrath of the mongoose. A few moments later, the mongoose goes away and keeps an eye on the snake from far. Seeing the opportunity, the snake tries to escape and hide inside a drain when the mongoose comes running back and bites the snake. The mongoose then kills it, takes it in its mouth and runs away.
The video shared by the IFS officer has been viewed more than 7,500 times and has got more than 600 likes on Twitter.