This incredible sighting unfolds as a flock of angry birds gang up and attack a snake! Will the snake manage to escape these birds? 37-year-old environmental consultant, Keith Raine and his wife Tracey were lucky to see this in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, just north of Pretoria.
Birds have exceptional eyesight and can spot any potential predators or dangerous animals, such as cats, snakes, etc. Usually, when they do in fact spot something of a threat, they will alarm call by making a lot of noise. Thus warning others and also giving the threat’s position away. Often, birds of different families might group together in order to stand a greater chance of scaring off the predator or even attacking it, like in this case.
Keith tells LatestSightings.com about their experience: “During a camping weekend, we came across this group of arrow-marked babblers and a glossy starling attacking a juvenile boomslang. It was very interesting to watch!”
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“The snake made it to the grass where the birds backed off. As we drove past the snake it had lost both its eyes so it didn’t look too hopeful.”
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