Monday, October 13, 2008
Viper Loses Battle With a Mouse
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan firefighters caring for a foot-long viper tossed a tiny mouse in the cage as a snack butthen watched as the mouse turned mighty and killed thesnake. The furry little rodent skirted in and out of rangeof the snake’s gaping jaws and long fangs, darted in fora bite, then skittered away, constantly on the attack. Atthe end of a fierce 30-minute battle at the Nanoun firestation, the snake was dead and the mouse had “barely ascratch on him,” one fireman told The Daily Telegraph.