A dog has been hailed as hero after laying down its life to protect its owners. The male Doberman lived in the village of Sebekapur in the Gajapati region of Odisha, east India. On Monday evening, the Deccan Chronicle reports, four deadly mountain cobras approached his family’s home and tried to enter – but met their match in the form of one extremely tough dog. The pet, who has not been named, reportedly fought the snakes for four hours. After this epic battle of snake vs dog, all four of the cobras were dead – and, sadly, the Doberman succumbed to his injuries a few minutes later, dying from the accumulated poisoning effects of numerous snake bites.
he dog’s owner, Dibakar Raita, told reporters: “I’m shocked. He has made the supreme sacrifice for me and my family. I will remember him till our death.
As news of the animal’s sacrifice spread around the areas, hundreds of people came to the area to pay their respects, laying floral wreaths on the dog’s body, and holding a funeral procession befitting a hero.