- Rats are a common food item for snakes. Adult rat snakes have a diet mainly consisting of mice and rats.
- But this brave rat found courage to save its own baby
The footage was taken by Rojas Montecinos Evy on June 26, and later uploaded to YouTube.
In the video the snake appears to hold the baby rat in his mouth while the mother frantically trails along behind him, trying to trip him up. Though the baby's fate seems pretty much sealed, somehow — somehow — the snake is startled enough by the brave mama that drops the little rat.
Video now has more than 2,5 million views on YouTube.