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. ...