After making the ultimate sacrifice to save his master from being [ʙɪᴛᴛᴇɴ] by a [ᴘᴏɪsᴏɴᴏᴜs] snake, a devoted canine is being lauded as a hero by the public.
Spike and Miley, two Yorkshire terriers, discovered a [ᴘᴏɪsᴏɴᴏᴜs] cobra in the backyard of the house in South Africa where he was staying and attacked it before it could reach his owner, Louise Grobler. Two dogs have been caught on camera sacrificing their lives to stop a cobra from getting into the house while a baby sleeping.
The one-year-old girl called Skye was sleeping in the house in Kidapawan City, the Philippines when the cobra entered the front garden last Friday.
But sensing ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀ, protective Miley, four, launches into a fʀᴇɴᴢɪᴇᴅ ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ and picks up the cobra in its jaws. And Moxie, a two-year-old white dachshund, immediately rushe over and pᴀᴡᴇd at the snake as it neared the property. CCTV footage shows two-year-old white dachshund Moxie immediately dashing over to the snake and starting pawing it.
Desperate to get away, the cobra made a beeline for the front door but the dogs worked together to move it away from the house. Two dogs biting its tail and dragging it away from children’s toys and the room where Skye was sleeping.
Skye’s father, Jaime Selim, said he and his wife, Pauie, were at work at the time but his daughter was sleeping at home and a babysitter was also in the home.
He said: ‘My wife and I were out for work. When we arrived, our helper told us what happened and reviewed the cameras. We were shocked but also so proud of the dogs.’
After a two-minute tussle, the snake stopped moving and ᴅ.ɪ.ᴇ.ᴅ from its injuries.
Miley also d.i.e.d from her ɪɴjᴜʀies after being ʙɪᴛten by the cobra – one of the most ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs snakes in the world. Moxie luckily sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇᴅ the ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ but was left ʙʟɪɴᴅ after being hit. by the snake’s sprayed ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍ.
Jaime added: ” I can’t thank my dogs enough for protecting my baby Skye. We will miss Miley so much.”