Berhampur: Demonstrating exceptional loyalty towards his owner, a pet dog laid down its life while fighting a venomous snake here on Friday.
The incident took place at a cellphone shop at Panchama Road under Rangeilunda block in the district.
At around 12 noon a huge cobra attempted to enter the shop. The snake was spotted by the pet dog which started a fight preventing the it from entering the shop.
The fight continued for more than an hour after which the snake succummbed. The dog, bitten by the poisnous snake also died a few minutes later.
The loyalty of the animal towards its owner and fighting for his safety moved onlookers in the area.