APPEARENCES ARE OFTEN DECEIVING
It was a very cold day in the winter season. A crow was flying here and there searching for food. Suddenly, he saw a snake lying curled up in a sunny spot. It was sun bathing because of extreme cold. It lay quite motionless indeed. So, the crow thought it to be dead.
The crow swooped down and carried it away in his claws. He decided to fly to a sedate place where he could eat it up without any disturbance.
Though, the snake was hanging in the sky, it was trying to raise it's head and bite the crow. Lo! With one big attempt, it raised it's head and bit the crow with it's fangs.
As the crow was very poisonous, it's bite proved fatal and the crow died immediately.
While dying the crow said, "How deceptive indeed! I thought I had found a lucky meal without knowing that it was my death warrant."