A rat takes down predatory snake

A rat takes down predatory snake

A rat has a show down with a snake.

The protective rodent stood its ground against the deathly jaws of the reptile in the name of her poor baby who had been snatched.

In a clip, which has since been reported on the Mirror online, the rodent watched as the predator slithered away with her offspring in its mouth.

However, the parent swiftly retaliates and began to nibble at its tail to stop the snake in its tracks and to drop the victim.

The snake soon releases the baby rat and escapes, but the rat pursues the attacker to ensure it is out of harm's way before carrying her brood home to safety.