A family has been left heartbroken after their “loyal” pit bull ᴅ.ɪᴇᴅ fought off a deadly cobra that tried to slither into their home.
Earlier this week, Mr. Suriyan Janket shared pictures of his dead pitbull lying next to a ᴅ.ᴇaᴅ cobra in Pathum Thani on his Facebook.
“Nong Hom,” the 2-year-old pitbull, was 3-months pregnant when she encountered the cobra slithering near the family’s rooster coop. As her instincts kicked in, she got into a fight with the unwelcome guest and got bit in her month – resulting in the tragedy.
Heartbreaking photos show owner Buncherd Praprom, 35, lying next to the dying pooch, which had suffered several ʙ.ɪᴛᴇs around her mouth. The dog was in the final stages of pregnancy and was carrying around 10 baby puppies.
The monocled cobra, one of the ᴅ.ᴇaᴅliest snakes in the world, was in ᴅ.ʏɪɴɢ after being wounded by the protective dog. It’s believed its powerful venom would have ᴋ.ɪ.ʟʟᴇᴅ the dog within a few minutes.
Owner Suriyon Chanthakhet, 51, said the loyal pet lived with them all on the property.
Mr. Janket revealed that no one was at home when the incident took place. Even their other pitbull in the household went to play outside.
When he came home in the evening, his neighbor alerted him that they found a ᴅ.ᴇaᴅ snake in front of their house. So he rushed to check on Nong Hom, who was already lifeless by that time.