Balasore: Being arch rivals and in-born foes, snake and mongoose have been an epitome of enmity and never believe in harmonious co-existence.
It has been evident from a viral video doing rounds in the district here today.
As the curious onlookers with smartphones in hands instantly captured the fierce battle near Debgiri mountain under the Kuladiha Forest Range today, they deemed it fit for others to watch.
On being informed later, the local forest staff members rushed to the spot and rescued both the wild animals with the help of snake charmer Manoranjan Das of Nilgiri area.
It was found out that the king cobra sustained serious injuries for which the highly venomous reptile was taken to the local veterinary hospital for treatment.
Sources said that it was later on released into the wild environ of Kuldia sanctuary.