Photography by Reuters
March 5, 2013. A mouse climbs onto the back of a snake as it bites another mouse during the snake’s feeding time at a zoo in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The mouse failed to stop the snake and was swallowed by another snake soon after, local media reported.
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