A pet dog sacrificed its life after fighting with a poisonous snake to protect its master’s family in Odisha. The incident was reported at Munda Muhana village in Janla area, on outskirts of Bhubaneswar, under Jatani police limits on Wednesday night.
According to reports, the dog obstructed the cobra’s way while it was trying to enter the house of Koustuv Samantrai at around 9 pm on Wednesday. While Koustuv’s wife was busy with her household work, his mother Kanchanbala was in her room.
When the cobra tried to enter Koustuv’s mother’s room, the dog, which was sleeping near the door, started barking loudly and hindered the reptile as it tried to enter the room. After Koustuv’s wife and mother saw the snake, the dog attacked it and fought bravely. Finally, the dog won the battle and killed the snake but he succumbed later to the deadly bite of the cobra.
On being informed about the incident, Koustuv reached home and rushed his pet to the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUA) for treatment. However, the dog died on the way to hospital near Patrapada.
He reached OUAT, but came back home with the dead body of his dearest pet, rightly called “a man’s best friend”!