Film: 4912

Natural History | 1930 | Silent | B/W


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'Enemies of Long Standing, the Cobra and the Mongoose'.
Close up of cobra's head with distinctive markings on the underside of neck. Cobra makes its way slowly through sand at the bottom of a ravine. Mongoose on tree trunk. This animal moves with short nervous movements. Mongoose and cobra confront each other. The mongoose knows precisely how far and how long the snake can strike, and keeps out of reach. Slow motion sequence of snake trying to breach the gap. Mongoose finally catches cobra and a struggle ensues. Cobra is unable to escape the fatal grip of the mongoose.

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