Loyal dog saves family from 4 venomous snakes

/ 04:30 PM July 18, 2016

A loyal Doberman pinscher in India sacrificed itself to save a family of eight from venomous snakes. Image INQUIRER.net

A loyal family dog in India gave the ultimate sacrifice by saving family members from four deadly cobras.

The Doberman pinscher, owned by Dibakar Raita, faced off with the four snakes that had entered the family’s home in the village of Sebekapur in Gajpati, India. Thanks to the dog’s fierce loyalty to its owner, Raita’s family of eight was able to come out of the ordeal unharmed, according to a report on MashableAsia.


The dog apparently fought the snakes for a few hours before succumbing to the effect of snake venom from multiple bites.

As word of the incident got around, people from nearby villages went to the scene and offered floral wreaths in honor of the brave dog.


Snakes invading homes is not uncommon in the region as they often seek higher ground during the monsoon season as their habitat becomes flooded.  Alfred Bayle

TOPICS: cobra, Doberman pinscher, heroic, India
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.