A dwarf hamster named Gohan, and a yard-long ratsnake named Aochan, are happily cohabiting in a cardboard box at the Mutsugoro Okoku zoo in Tokyo. Zookeepers had intended Gohan to be a tasty treat for Aochan--who had refused to eat frozen mice--but the snake apparently decided that the furry hamster would make a better friend than meal. Since then, the two have shared a cage since. To read the AP article at the Boston Globe--and see a terrific picture--click here.
Hamster and snake best friends at Tokyo zoo
By Miranda Hersey Helin on 01/21/2006
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