“Today while I was returning home, I witnessed this amazing act of love from a mother to her little one,” writes Rojas Montecinos Envy. She’s referring to the video she shared online after happening across a life and death battle taking place on the edge of the road. A snake had snatched a rat’s baby in his mouth and was slithering away with the baby’s mother in hot pursuit. “It was a moment of much distress and emotion,” Evy says about what she saw.
In the video, the mother rat is determined to save her baby’s life and bites the snake’s tail to get him to drop its prey. After a few more attempts to free her young one, the desperate mother succeeds in getting the snake to drop her baby. And if you look closely, you’ll see the baby rat moves a bit indicating he is alive before his mom picks him up and runs to the safety of the bushes.