Watch what happens when two puppies come face to face with a deadly cobra
We have seen other animals showing motherly instincts towards other animals of different species. Dogs adopting cats, cats adopting chickens, apes adopting tiger cubs and even a gorilla protecting a human child that had fallen into its enclosure at zoo. The mother gorilla kept other gorillas from coming near the kid and kept a watch on the child until it was rescued by the zoo workers.
Recently in India, a similar incident took place, as two puppies fell into a well and what happened next will make you wonder about the workings of nature and the animal kingdom. See this amazing story through a video.
1 The puppies
The incident took place in the Indian state of Punjab, where two puppies fell into a well. On realizing that the puppies were missing; their owner went looking for the puppies along with their mother. But he couldn’t find the puppies anywhere even after searching for a long time. After two days, he heard the mother of the puppies barking loudly in order to gain his attention.
The mother of the puppies then led the owner to a well. On further inspection, he looked in the well and found that the pups had fallen inside. Fortunately for them, there was very little water in the well and that too were pooled in a side. The man wanted to get in the well and bring the pups out, but he saw something that froze him to his spot.
2 What happened?
The man who was about to get in the well and he suddenly saw something near the puppies. On looking closely, he saw that a snake was sitting besides the puppies. It wasn’t just any snake, but it was a king cobra, the deadliest and most poisonous snake in India and one of the top 5 most deadly snakes of the world.
The man knew that the pups would die if they spent more time in the well as they had not eaten anything in 2 days and were wet and even hurt due to falling in the well. He immediately contacted the forest officials and the officials came to the rescue of the pups. They first removed the snake from the well and released it into the wild forest. After that the officials went back in to get the pups back. Everyone in the village was astonished that the cobra didn’t bite the pups and didn’t eat them, despite both the pups being with the snake for around 2 days.
3 The video
The video explains what happened in the well. The most astonishing thing is that the owner said that the cobra seemed as if it was protecting the puppies in the well. The snake didn’t let the puppies wander in the watery part of the well, probably keeping them safe from the water and the mud. Getting wet would have been very bad for the puppies in the cold and moist well.
The video shows amazing protective instincts of one species of animal, known to be the deadliest in the world towards another species that could have been easily food for the other species.