The Hedgehog with its powerful spikes, the "fascinating" mongoose, the honey badger with its sharp fangs and the ability to "die again and again", ... are skilled snake hunters gifted by nature. The gift is "immunity to poison", so they can kill and eat extremely poisonous snakes in the wild.
Few people think that a slow animal like the Hedgehog can kill a poisonous snake.
Simply because it has a powerful armor thanks to its spiky fur, plus the resistance to snake venom is 35-45 times higher than that of Guinea pigs and can withstand 25 times more arsenic than humans. .
As a result, the Hedgehog can attack, injure, and then approach and bite the snake's neck. But if bitten by a snake in the snout, the hedgehog can also die.
2. Honey Badger (Ratel)
The honey badger is "notorious" for its ability to quickly kill snakes from behind thanks to its sharp fangs, it "gows" a 1.5m long snake in just 15 minutes. In addition, Ratel is immune to cobra venom, a poison that attacks the nervous system.
The amazing thing about this species is that if bitten unconscious by a snake, after 2-3 hours it can recover and eat the killed snake. It even uses the venom of the snake it has eaten to kill other snakes.
3. mongoose (Mongoose)
This animal can kill a king cobra up to 3 meters long thanks to its ability to dodge the snake's bite and wrap extremely quickly and bite the attack very accurately.
Its thick fur is 20 times more resistant to venom from snakes than a mouse. In particular, before officially attacking, the civet often "fascinates" the snake with its gaze and makes the snake immobile.
Although not completely immune to the venom, the civet can also recover and eat the snake like the honey badger.
4. Secretbird (Secretarybird)
Kites are also known as snake-eating kites because snakes are their favorite prey. With the advantage of long legs, the Kite often kills snakes with a strong and precise kick. It often picks up the snake in the air and then throws it on a rock to kill the snake.
5. Snakes hunt…snakes
There are hundreds of species of snakes that specialize in hunting and eating other snakes. Notably, there are Musurana snakes in South America that often kill venomous snakes with their fangs, the king cobra - a powerful venomous snake that also hunts snakes are other cobras and the North American king snake is a polar snake. Even though it is not venomous, its favorite prey is the deadly poisonous rattlesnake.
6. Eagle (Circaetus)
As terrifying as the Kite, the eagle is a raptor. Its favorite prey are snakes and other birds.
7. Armadillos pangolin
Thanks to the advantage of the sharp, hard scales, the Armadillos pangolin can completely kill the snake by cutting the snake's body with the hard scale edge.