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Old Today, 08:01 AM
Location: God's Country
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From 2:30 to 3:20 on this video, our the ratel honey badger squares off with a cobra and starts eating the snake, but the snake gives it a bite. Few minutes later, the ratel is sprawled on its back. In a few more minutes, it arises, wobbles around a bit, and continues chomping on the snake.

Video looks authentic, but cobra bites have killed adult lions. Maybe most of the venom was contained in the loose skin with only a small amt. entering the system?

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Old Today, 08:09 AM
Location: Texas
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They are adept at such tasks due to their agility, thick coats, and specialized acetylcholine receptors that render them resistant or immune to snake venom.

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