Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Strange bedfellows

No, it isn't strange to follow Wordsworth with Stein, but it is strange to have a "Rat Snake" take to its dinner. At a Tokyo zoo a 9 cm dwarf hamster has taken up with a 1.2 meter rat snake. Officials presented the hamster to the finicky snake in an attempt to get it to eat

Instead of indulging, however, Aochan took to the furry rodent, according to keeper Kazuya Yamamoto. The pair have shared a cage since.

“I've never seen anything like it. Gohan sometimes even climbs onto Aochan to take a nap on his back,” Mr. Yamamoto said.

Next thing you know language poets will be taking up with lyric poets, and then where will we be? Of course the snake is probably just depressed, wanting out and on a hunger strike...

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