Snake And Hamster Are Room Mates !!!

Snakes usually have hamsters for lunch. But when rat snake Ao-chan and dwarf hamster Gohan-chan met at a Japanese zoo, it was love – and not at first bite. Now, the 120-centimetre snake and gray hamster are room mates, living together in a heated glass box.

Gohan-chan, whose name means “meal” in Japanese, was literally, meant to be the snake’s dinner. “When we first found Ao-chan, the snake refused to eat so we went to a pet shop but was told they were out of frozen mice and suggested we try a hamster. However the moment we put it in the cage, it was instantaneous friendship and the snake seemed to have no appetite for it,” said zoo keeper Kazuya Yamamoto.

But the love is obviously is shared only by the snake and the hamster. Hanna-chan, a mouse-hunting cat, has been eyeing Gohan-chan ever since Ao-chan decided to befriend it.



13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robby
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 08:12:01

    how can a snake be a vegetarian that makes no sense


  2. zahrah
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 08:13:23

    They’re so cute!!


  3. shivangi
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 08:14:32

    Yeah hes too small to eat it, but its still really cute! 😀


  4. "pagan"
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 08:20:48

    Aww. And so the lion fell in love with the lamb. 🙂


  5. XOXO
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 08:21:25

    Is that snake really desperate to have a partner!?!?


  6. Sweet_pain
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 08:22:34

    Snake problobly wasn’t hungry… or he was in the mood for frozen mouse.



  7. helena
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 08:23:20

    They can be friends for now.. just wait till he’s hungry.


  8. cherry
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 08:24:16

    WOW!! :)


  9. Last _Laugh
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 08:25:14

    i think that animals have the same emotions as humans like love,friendship,sadness,anger, fear etc.


  10. sweet ANGEL
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 08:25:47

    I agree with you. It’s easy to see.


  11. Manish
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 08:27:27

    I think animals start to develop skills beyond the basic instinct of survival and the need for food. When in captivity and a lot of food available the snakes feels no threat to its existence and it can co-exist with other animals which were 100% food if both of them were in the wild.


  12. Twilight
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 08:28:44

    aww. it’s like “edward & bella”

    lmao. of course i would compare everything to twilight… 🙂


  13. EVE
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 08:32:45

    maybe the snake didnt wanna be lonly anymore and decided to keep it as company 🙂


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