A video of a Cape Cobra attempting to eat a mole snake at the Rondvlei Nature Reserve in Cape Town went viral on social media.
In the video captured by Environmental enthusiast Simon Cranswick, the 1.47m mole snake is chased behind some rocks of a pond, wedging itself before succumbing to the venom.
“On inspection of the mole snake carcass… the venom had already started denaturing the body which was already like jelly. The Cobra left the area. Very fascinating spot,” Cranswick said.
Some readers might find the following video footage disturbing.
According to IOL, Johan Marais from the African Snakebite Institute indicated that several snakes are found in that area. Marais said the Boomslang, Puff Adder, Cape Cobra, Mole Snake, Herald, Spotted Harlequin, Common Egg-eater, Spotted Reed Snake, Brown House Snake, Common Slug-eater, Aurora House Snake, Brown Water Snake, Olive Snake, Cross-marked Grass Snake, Karoo Sand Snake are normally spotted there.
Picture: Simon Cranswick/ Facebook