The Snake and the Bat
There was once a Bat which lived in a cave in a desolate part of Africa. Early one morning when returning to the cave after a night of feeding, the Bat was caught by a Snake. The Snake hissed, “I hate you birds” and grasped the Bat very tightly.
The Bat was terrified and gasped, “No! No! I am not a bird. I am a large moth. I know you don’t eat moths.” This satisfied the Snake who let the Bat escape.
Early next morning almost the same thing happened when the Bat was caught by another Snake. This Snake hissed to the Bat, “I love eating mice. I am going to eat you!”
The Bat replied, “I am not a mouse! I am a Bat! I know you hate eating Bats .”
The Snake believed the Bat and let the Bat go free. The Bat had escaped a second time.
The Lesson: There is always a way to turn circumstances to your own advantage.
Based on an Aesop Fable