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Be in awe of the gecko’s epic battle as he risked his life to counterattack when attacked by a snake


A chameleon stands dead still, hoping to blend in with its surroundings when a snake gets close by. Unfortunately for the chameleon, the snake zeros in on it and strikes it rapidly. The chameleon puts up a fight, but is it enough?

Etienne Hamman and Annemarie Hamman had an exhilarating end to their day when they captured this sighting and shared the footage with

“After a full day of spectacular sightings, which included an incredible sighting of a male leopard that we were fortunate enough to observe. We decided to head out of the Pilanesberg National Park. Little did we know that one more surprise awaited us.”

“A snake! Slithering across the road, completely oblivious to and unphased by the vehicles around it. It moved with a sense of eagerness. Suddenly it raised its head, a juvenile boomslang. That’s when we realized what was transpiring right before our eyes. On the opposite end of the road was a chameleon that was now locked in a staring contest with the snake.”

Boomslangs are highly venomous snakes that actively hunt their prey. They inject their hemotoxic venom into prey and wait for it to take effect before consuming the prey hole.

“The chameleon immediately went into defense mode and reared. Anticipating a strike from the snake. The chameleon bravely stood its ground in the face of death. Undoubtedly, the juvenile boomslang managed to inflict a good number of deadly strikes and blows. Injecting the chameleon with venom.

“The snake then moved off into some grass and, from a distance, observed its prey. Clearly, the venom was taking effect as the chameleon began swaying from side to side. The boomslang then returned for a final inspection, once satisfied that his prey was going to surely succumb to the venom shortly. The snake returned to the cover of grass on the roadside and watched on.”

“The chameleon eventually made its way across the road, and once it entered the thick shrubs on the roadside, our visual was lost. Who knows if the boomslang was ever able to claim his hard-earned prize or not? Surely for us, this was a moment never to be forgotten.”

The day is never over until it’s over in the bush. Even at the very last minute of your day, you might be lucky to witness some of the most incredible sightings of your life. Always be alert and observant, and your day will come.


The scene of a golden tree snake and a tokay gecko attacking each other, falling into a stalemate, was recorded by Daniel Batchelor in Pattaya, Thailand, MSN reported on November 17.

Yellow tree snakes tighten around the gecko’s body, trying to suffocate the animal. The snake opened its mouth to bite the gecko, but the gecko also reacted by biting back hard. The situation becomes stalemate when it seems that neither side can win but still suffer the pain caused by the other side.

“The snake caught the gecko and I don’t think I can help much. But I really like geckos,” Batchelor said. He poked with his hand to get the snake to release the gecko while his wife feared the snake would bite Batchelor and cause danger. However, Batchelor insists this is a golden tree snake, only mildly venomous and not dangerous to humans.

With Batchelor’s help, the golden tree snake gradually let go of the gecko, but the gecko persisted in biting the snake. “Interesting. I used to see them on Facebook, but now the dramatic scene is happening right in my garden,” Batchelor commented. Finally, he helped remove the snake from the gecko’s mouth, ending the long battle.

A Tokay gecko (scientific name: Gekko gecko) was discovered by a common whip snake (scientific name: Ahaetulla prasina) while it was clinging to a tall tree. The snake climbed the tree to actively attack this prey.

But the snake did not know that this was an action that cost it dearly. The whip snake is a mildly venomous snake, so its bite cannot paralyze the gecko. On the contrary, the gecko also counterattacks extremely fiercely

It bit into the snake’s neck and this was a gecko’s forte. The two then fell to the ground together but the gecko still did not let go of the whip snake. As a result, it took a long time for the two to separate, in which the most seriously injured person was the whip snake.


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