now most websites say "no they dont, but the animal may be paused in fear", and that obviously doesnt answer the question. what is fear? how do we know that the animal is not hypnotized by the snake. this question came from some book i found on mind power and the author mentioned it, so i went to google this subject and im still doing it now, but do any of you have info on this or any animal that is capable of doing this, or has been known to have a myth or two about being capable of this technique. its hard to say "no it doesnt do this". i believe its just some superior point of view man is trying to take over animals seemingly "mythical" abilities. rather than actually see whats really going on here. well back to researching. what could this mean if the snake is really doing this. the stories the author mentioned, not only were snake vs prey(animal), but also snake vs human, were the human started hallucinating, from things like the snake growing in size, to all kinds of colors surrounding the snake.