You are one of those rare animals,
that are resistant to the venom,
of that scourge of animals,
the nightmarish snake.
You can fight a snake,
and tear it to shreds,
you are not afraid,
to face even the king cobra.
You are found in many parts of the world.
In Asia, Africa and Europe.
But have also been introduced artificially,
into parts of the Caribbean.
You have a long body,
short legs and round ears.
Some of you dig your own burrows,
while some live in burrows of other animals.
The females among you,
produce only a few pups in a year.
The males among you leave your mother soon,
while the females stay longer or forever.
You are an omnivore.
You can subsist on,
both plant food and flesh.
No guesses for what your favourite meat is.
Some of you live,
on tops of trees.
But some of you also live,
in habitats of water.
In remote and rural parts of India,
many a snake charmer,
entertains children with shows,
where you can be seen fighting with a snake.
It is indeed a wonder,
how the process of evolution,
has given you the ability,
to resist the venom of the most venomous of snakes.