i need that rabbit as a body guard.
i wonder if it was hurt at all when it looked like the snake bit it a few times? snake nerds- opinions please.
Snake nerd, I guess you're talking about me.
I think the snake was a yellow rat snake. Rat snakes are not venomous so I'd say the rabbit is still out there bullying around other snakes. Unless it tried the same thing on an diamondback. If it did it's now a furry pile of snake poop.
Way to go, rodent!
i figured it was some sort of common non-venoumous grass snake or something. i know i wouldn't want to be bitten by anything with teeth or fangs. (hey, my stupid cat-dog is not venomous but i still don't wanna be bitten)
Don't mean to be anal here but a rabbit isn't a rodent. It's a lagomorph.
Well, most snake bites aren't really painful unless they hang on. I've been nailed by a 12 foot python, and it hurt less than getting a shot at the doctor's office. The problem is that if they hang on, sometimes the teeth can start really digging in, or can break off. A few species (indigo snakes and, as I found out a while back, brown tree snakes) actually have powerful jaw muscles and can really clamp on, but most snakes have very weak jaw muscles and don't exert much pressure, especially compared to mammals. Mice have worse bites than most snakes.
\"With malleus aforethought, mammals got an earful of their ancestor's jaw.\"
--J. Burns, on the evolution of auditory ossicles.
Or miniature hamsters.. those things HURT!
Miniature hamsters suck compared to real hamsters
The most painful bite I ever got was from a hamster. Those little rodent teeth cut into you like a spade. I'll take a bunch of punctures over that any day.