In a scene of Biblical resonance, a snake is lying down with a hamster at a Tokyo Zoo. The rat snake has befriended what had been presented to it in October as lunch.
The BBC reports that hamster now shares a cage with the two-year-old snake, which is named Aochan. The hamster, which now has a name, too - Gohan - sometimes sleeps on the back of its alleged predator.
"I have never seen anything like it," a zookeeper at the Mutsugoro Okoku zoo told the Associated Press News agency.
Blogger Anne-Fay Townsend has. At Big Shiny Things, she begins her post with a little Isaiah 11:6-9:
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. ...
She also recalled another odd couple, the baby hippo and 100-year-old tortoise who became buds in Kenya. And then there was the lioness that adopted several baby oryx in 2002.