Bhubaneswar/Malkangiri: A pet dog was engaged in a fierce fight with a poisonous snake to protect the family which domesticated the former. The matter has surfaced from Malkangiri, where a pet dog named Tommy fought with the snake and prevented it from entering the house when his owner Shiva Prasad was asleep.
When Prasad’s family members came out of the house after hearing Tommy barking, they found the dog putting its life at risk and fighting with the snake. Soon they informed the snake helpline members about the incident. A team of snake rescuers reached the spot and rescued the poisonous snake safely and released it in a forested area.
The efforts of the dog to save the family has become talk of the town, with all praising the animal’s loyalty and faithfulness.