Snake + Rat = Lunch?

Here's an odd couple story from Charlotte, North Carolina you have to see to believe.

It is a decision that made one little creature a best friend, instead of lunch. The owner of a boa constrictor has always fed his snake rats, but three months ago he fed a rat to it and the snake never ate it. The rat has been hanging out in the snake cage ever since.

That must be one smooth talking little rat.