The mongoose is a member of the mongoose family, weighing on average 0.45 kg and 50 cm long. Despite their small size, in fact, carnivorous mongooses, known as opportunistic and excellent predators, are capable of provoking their prey with their good hearing and foresight. so they feed quite easily and grab their prey quickly thanks to their sharp teeth.
Their favorite prey are termites, grasshoppers, crickets… but can also be rodents such as mice, rabbits, or small birds. They are also capable of hunting other carnivores such as jackals and venomous snakes.
In particular, the most special in mongoose is probably the ability to be immune to snake poisons, especially cobras, which helps them confidently hunt these species. It is known that the poisons of many snake venoms, including cobras, work by binding to the victim’s acetylcholine receptors, blocking communication between the nervous system and muscles, leaving the victim fall into a state of paralysis.
In a video shared on social networks, an extremely fierce battle between a golden mongoose can be seen against a dangerous opponent, the king cobra.
The mongoose is the more active, as it continuously rushes in with a flurry of attacks. And the cobra seems to be quite bewildered, when half wants to fight, half wants to run away. However, it also delivered many fatal bites towards the mongoose, leaving the animal in tatters and shaking.