The Odd Couple
"I've never seen anything like it. Gohan sometimes even climbs onto Aochan to take a nap on his back," says zoo keeper Kazuya Yamamoto.
Gohan is a three and a half inch dwarf hamster.
Aochan is a Japanese rat snake.
When Aochan lost his appetite for frozen mice in October, Zookeepers at Tokyo's Mutsugoro Okoku zoo gave him Gohan, whose name means "meal" in Japanese, as a squirmy replacement.
Aochan messed with everybody's heads when he made friends with the little fuzz instrad of munching him. The pair have shared a cage since.