Friday, January 20, 2006

Hamster and Snake

30 comments:

CrackerLilo said...

YAY! You're back! :-)

Anonymous said...

OMG! that is amazing

Anonymous said...

I bet that friendship lasted up until dinner time!

Anonymous said...

I bet that friendship lasted up until dinner time!

Pet Confessions said...

I'd read about this one! Pretty amazing story!!

Anonymous said...

That shouldn't last long... but it's very cute!

Pina Colada said...

That hamster is absolutely adorable sitting next to that snake! It's good to see a rodent keeping themselves in an authoritative position. :)

Anonymous said...

THIS IS THE CRAZIEST FUCKING THING I'VE EVER HEARD! - Stephen Colbert

Anonymous said...

the snake is in malting. As soon as that snake is able to see (once it has shed its skin), That hamster is dinner!

Anonymous said...

Been searching the web for this photo!!!(Although I thought it was a big yellow snake...?) Anyway, thanks so much. I keep these type photos under a file I call Nature at It's Best, and include a photo sometimes when I'm writing about how unnatural is the habit humans have developed of not being able to get along with their own species. I use the photo to illustrate how intelligent animals are...in that they can even bond across species lines.
Thanks again, I'll share photos I find, and check back to see what you've run across.

Anonymous said...

Yah, the snake has glazed eyes which means it'll be shedding soon. When snakes are in that period, the can't see their pray so they don't eat. There you have it. :P

Anonymous said...

Soooo cute!!! As the owner of a little albino corn snake, I thought I was the only one that thought snakes can be cute. now hopefully, other people will too. :)

It's Me, Maven... said...

Yanno, every friendship has a shelf life. Some have the shelf life of Twinkies, which last forever; others, they've got the shelf life of dairy products.

Methinks that hamster's about 2 days past sell by date...

The friendship lasts only as long as the snake is otherwise well fed:)

Anonymous said...

I guess no one told him not to play with his food, eh?

Pat said...

You can see the fogged over eyes on the snake which indicates it is about to shed it's skin. Most snakes will not feed while in this condition. Clearly, you would not want to be in that hamsters position after that skin comes off.

Anonymous said...

don't snakes know that it's bad to play with food... :P well, the snake will soon learn better manners once it sheds its skin hehe :P jk

Anonymous said...

ok we all know that snake would have eaten that mouse on sight...so there is no way!!! lol

Anonymous said...

yeah, right! next thing you know, hamster is gone. you'll never know where it goes..haha! ask his friend, snake..

anomnymousie said...

omg! that is so cute and amazing. they are just sitting there. :)

Deeply in Doubt said...

Is it my imagination, or is that hamster praying?

Anonymous said...

Very nice pic:) but there are nice Digital Image tools too! anyways I think this is real....

Molly said...

OMG! That is crazy!

G. Stylez said...

WOW....-imagine that! would be so nice not to eat the little hamster...This is def. a classic! more like Me hugging a wild lion...(i wldnt try that one);0)!

-g.stylez

UZi said...

Everyone already said what I was thinking: that relationship can't possibly last long!

Great blog, I'm enjoying the photos quite a bit :)

miss tee said...

great pic! i fell sorry for the little fuzzy guy!!!

Anonymous said...

Snakes don't need to see their prey. They have a killer sense of smell. They also still eat when they are shedding. Perhaps this particular snake just isn't hungry at the moment.

Divia said...

wow...is it me or does the hamster look a wee bit nervous:D...lol

chinkerina said...

Is that snake alive? ITs such an impossible combination, snakes are cold blooded you know... you know... Hehe...

Ron Murphy said...

Trust in meeee, ....

yoz said...

i think they're just ignoring each other. that's true friendship :))