The Baller Rat That Kicks Rattlesnakes in the Face

This small animal might seem like a run-of-the-mill rodent at first, but it’s huge back legs can produce kicks hard enough to let it rumble with rattlesnakes looking for a meal.

Video of Kangaroo rats kicking snakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZdBe7-OsMU

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