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Dog dies after fighting with venomous snake to stop it from attacking its owner’s family

By Mason White 4:09 PM March 26, 2017
Loyal dog (illustration)
Loyal dog (illustration)
By: Tanya Clark

A pet dog sacrificed its life to save the lives of its owner’s family, according to police in India.

Nangelil Gangadharan of Perumbavoor, said that he adopted the dog several years ago.

He named the dog Mouli, and it lived with him and his family for many years. On Tuesday around 3:00 a.m., Gangadharan and his wife Vimala, woke up after hearing Mouli barking.

They stepped outside of their home, and saw their dog fighting with a venomous snake. The dog fought the Cobra for 30 minutes, and killed the 7 foot long reptile.

However, the snake bit it too. Mouli died three minutes later.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, determined that the dog tried to stop the snake before it was able to enter its owner’s home.

Thanks to the dog’s sacrifice, the family was saved.