“Not your ordinary bird!”
That’s all I can say!
Yes, we all know that rattlesnakes are deadly and venomous and that a single bite from the rattlesnake would kill this roadrunner within minutes, however, as deadly as it may seem, it has no match with the roadrunner.
The roadrunner’s mighty attack is such a sight to behold! As it challenges the snake for a duel and allows him to take a shot at her.
This confident bird is seriously about to find himself in a casket if he don’t quit. The snake is looking at him with its tongue flying. It looks like he’s hungry and he has his next meal in sight. It’s about to go down! And nothing is around to save the bird from an extended stay in the hospital. Yet, it’s the snake that’s going down for real!
A bird born to run, the Greater Roadrunner can outrace a human, kill a rattlesnake, and thrive in the harsh landscapes of the Desert Southwest. Roadrunners reach two feet from sturdy bill to white tail tip, with a bushy blue-black crest and mottled plumage that blends well with dusty shrubs. As they run, they hold their lean frames nearly parallel to the ground and rudder with their long tails. They have recently extended their range eastward into Missouri and Louisiana.
Watch the brutal yet amazing footage from the Animal kingdom below: