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Great moment when the birds gather and teach the snake a lesson


This amazing sighting takes place as a group of angry birds ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ a snake! Can the snake get away from these birds? Keith Raine, a 37-year-old environmental consultant, and his wife Tracey were fortunate to witness this in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, which is located near Pretoria.

Keith describes their encounter that they came across this group of arrow-marked babblers and a gʟᴏssy starling ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋing a juvenile boomslang during a camping weekend.

Due to their keen vision, birds are able to identify any potential ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛs, including cats, snakes, and other potentially harmful animals. They typically make a lot of noise to signal an alarm when they do in fact notice a ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛ. In addition to alerting others, this disᴄʟᴏsᴇs the ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛ’s location. Birds from various families frequently congregate to increase their chances of ғʀɪɢʜᴛᴇɴing away or even ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋing a predator, like in this instance.


When a predator is spotted, the birds begin to make alarm calls and fly toward it to annoy and distract it. They occasionally come into direct contact. Mobbing typically begins with one or two birds but can eventually draw many birds, frequently of different species. For instance, a chorus of alarm calls coming from the same tree is frequently a reliable indicator of an owl or a cat that is roosting.


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