Hungry rats locked in combat over discarded coconut shell

These hungry rats were locked in a bitter battle over a coconut in Thailand.

Footage captured on October 1 in Pattaya shows the two critters going back and forth over the discarded fruit.

The larger rodent would eat the meat from inside, then retreat to chew its food.

The smaller creature would then try to eat the fruit, only to be shooed away by the larger rat when it was ready for a mouthful.