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Published:August 21st, 2016 10:22 EST

Mom Rat Saves Baby Rat from Snake: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

Shocking video shows a rat saving her baby rat from snake on the roadside.

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I love animals, in fact I`m an animal rights advocate, but I must admit that rats give me the creeps. When I see a rat on a subway or a bus I don`t feel an urge to reach down and pet it, quite the opposite I kick the thing away from me.

But after watching this video of a mama rat attacking a predatory snake to save her baby, I will never look at them the same way again.

I don`t exactly have a warm fuzzy feeling towards rats, but I realize they have a place in the ecosystem, and I won`t look away in revulsion the next time I see a rat in a public building.

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