Dog fights off Cobra to save owner’s family in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: We have heard that dogs are often more loyal and trustworthy than human beings. Well they may not have ability to express in language, but they can certainly express their emotions in most beautiful way imaginable. In an incident which proves the faithfulness of these companions, a dog fought against a cobra to guard lives of its owner’s family members in Bhubaneswar.

According to one Sambit Das, a 5-ft long Cobra was trying to enter into their house at Badagada canal road late night on Thursday. But his pet dog that was guarding their gate spotted the reptile and prevented it from entering into the house.

When Das’s family members woke up hearing their dog barking they found their pet fighting with the snake.

“He threw the snake outside the gate twice, but when the snake entered into the house again, our pet attacked and mauled it. We immediately rushed him to OUAT. He was given two injections, saline and also administered an anti-venom. Now his condition seems to be stable,” said the owner of the dog.

After being informed, member of the snake helpline Subendu Mallick reached Das’s residence and rescued the injured cobra.