Not all heroes wear capes. And a recent case of a cat stopping a cobra from entering its owners home in Odisha perfectly illustrates this. A striking video has surfaced of the rare face-off, and is going viral across social media sites.
The footage shows the white feline standing guard outside the door of its residence in Bhimatangi area of the capital city of Bhubaneswar. The poisonous snake, meanwhile, is seen with its hood raised a few feet away, in the courtyard.
According to Odisha Bytes, the 4-foot-long cobra hissed at the cat in a bid to intimidate it, but the latter did not budge from its place.
Watch the video here:
According to ANI, the brave cat sat there for half an hour, preventing the snake from slithering into the house. “Our cat is around 1.5 years old and lives with us like a family member,” Sampad Kumar Parida, the owner of the house, told the news agency.
Odisha | A pet cat stood guard to prevent a cobra from entering a house in Bhubaneswar
Cat has prevented Cobra from entering inside for nearly 30 min till the Snake Helpline reached the spot. Our cat is around 1.5 years old & live with us like a family member: Sampad K Parida pic.twitter.com/dWZXTMf9V5
— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2021
Parida later called a wildlife helpline to rescue the snake, which was later released in a nearby forest area.
Some people online were amazed by the cat’s actions. However, many with pets shared similar experiences, saying they can be pretty “territorial”.
Cats can be territorially aggressive little shits lol. My very small cat once chased off the much larger neighbour dog when it went too near her kittens https://t.co/MHerITMEBF
— Erna ‘Team Volcano’ Mahyuni (@ernamh) July 22, 2021
My cat hunted a snake once and brought its dead body home and left it in the hallway and scared the shit out of me. https://t.co/cK7whQWgYG
— Sarah (@Bohot_Sarah) July 22, 2021
Cats are humans best friend😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/AC24jJCIeS
— न्यूट्रॉन (@Shimla_mirchi) July 22, 2021
— commoncelebrity-Lifestyle and Balance!!! (@manav011) July 22, 2021
Buddy cats show more territorial aggression than dogs they do strongly will to protect the house until the owners allow them.
One of the challenges of adopting a dog after a cat is the cat will bully the dog pic.twitter.com/hkEaJ96ZdC
— Shankar Narayanan (@shankarr139) July 22, 2021
Once I had a pet male cat and to our horror, one day, he brought a snake as it’s prey ! And later he became habitual to repeat the same ! Finally we had abandoned it in jungle so as get to rid off his ventures!
— Kps (@Kps47701246) July 22, 2021
When i said all cats aren’t selfish or self oriented, no one believed me.
— Dr. Vedika (@vishkanyaaaa) July 22, 2021
She defined her territory 😎
— CK (#MaskUp) (@CatK786) July 22, 2021
Meanwhile cat: pic.twitter.com/Vdk0ebs2xv
— The Explicit 🕳️ (@the_explicite) July 22, 2021
Probably she saw this on the internet. pic.twitter.com/C4EpD3kLFg
— Gulshan Zharbade (@GulshanZharbade) July 21, 2021
Cats love taking bouts pic.twitter.com/sHf2iRfKjt
— Bhakt 🇮🇳 (@bhakt_99) July 21, 2021
Cobra: may I come in
— Rohit.Bishnoi (@The_Kafir_boy) July 21, 2021
Cats are fearless pic.twitter.com/OMHvw2Pi5z
— Prat eek (@pratratat) July 21, 2021