Honey Badger vs. Cobra

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  1. #1 SQB
    November 14, 2009

    BaCoPy! (Assuming it’s the same cobra).

  2. #2 mk
    November 14, 2009

    Why doesn’t the badger die after eating the cobra? Presumably he eats ALL of the cobra, including the venom. Not as poisonous via the stomach lining as opposed to directly in blood stream?

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    November 14, 2009

    We should not assume the badger eats the poison glands. Badgers are actually picky eaters, once they’ve violently ripped their pray to little bits.

  4. #4 mikespeir
    November 15, 2009

    May I assume it doesn’t always work out that well for the badger?

  5. #5 Rick Pikul
    November 15, 2009

    The conditions in the stomach will destroy most venoms, making them safe to consume. This is one of the reasons that venomous creatures do not kill themselves when they eat their prey.

  6. #6 Greg Laden
    November 15, 2009

    mikespeir: No, actually. Badgers routinely eat cobras in the Kalahari. One of the main jobs of a Kalahari cobra is to keep the hell away from the honeyh badgers.

  7. #7 Brent
    November 15, 2009

    Complete with the Doom soundtrack. Remember Doom, gamers?