It is not uncommon to bask in a
tree near possible prey without harming them. In this instance, the chameleon is just too large for a suitable meal. There is not much of a point for the snake to waste
its venom or its energy on something it can’t swallow. Regardless, it had been observed that sometimes snakes
will attempt to prey on animals … … that are obviously to large to devour. In one of these rare incidence that was ever recorded on
film, a hungry Black Mamba came across a dead lion… Without hesitation the mamba attacks the lifeless lion. Striking
twice before trying to swallow the enormous carcass. It won’t take long before the mamba finds out that
the prey is way to large to swallow. The Black Mamba will soon loose interest and
abandon the dead lion without further ado.