Ok, I totally ripped this off from the guys at "The Rum Soaked Fist"
Watching the movements of the cat is fascinating. At first glance, it appears that the snake is faster. But as in "The Tai Chi Classics", "When my enemy moves, I move first." In other words, the cat is able to predict the snakes movement or evoke a response from the snake. The cat avoids double-weightedness, transferring to back legs allowing to swat with the paw.
There's no doubt this cat has killed a lot of snakes!