A video of a battle between a gang of meerkats and a cobra has gone viral on social media.
Screenshot from video posted on Twitter by Susanta Nanda.
A video of an intense battle between a gang of meerkats and a cobra has surfaced on social media and will intrigue you. A meerkat is a small mongoose found in southern Africa. The 59-second clip was shared on Twitter by Susanta Nanda of the Indian Forest Services and has collected almost 7,000 views so far.
Shot in an area that appears to be a desert, the meerkats approached the cobra as it hissed at the gang. One of the meerkats also fought back as the cobra made every attempt to bite the meerkats.
The battle continued for a while but it seems that the cobra ultimately conceded defeat as it slithered away from the spot.
“Meerkat gang vs cobra. Amusing standoff,” Susanta Nanda said in the caption of his post.
Watch the video here:
Meerkat gang vs cobra.
Amusing stand off…. pic.twitter.com/nTy6idt6Go
— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) August 4, 2020
The clip has garnered several likes and retweets while netizens shared their thoughts and opinions in the comments section of the post.
See the comments here:
Deadliest combination in d world, “Saap or Newla”.
— Swati (@swadoll24) August 4, 2020
These meerkats are in fact stand up comedians..
— Punam Kerketta (@kerketta_punam) August 4, 2020
— PremaC (@prema2005) August 4, 2020
— Pooja yadav (@poojayadavHR) August 4, 2020
— Lalithaa (@Lalitha20840021) August 4, 2020
Meerkats are primarily insectivorous and feed on beetles and lepidopterans apart from amphibians, small birds and reptiles.