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Dog dies in fierce battle with cobra to protect family in Kidapawan City

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KIDAPAWAN CITY —A dog proved last Friday afternoon its loyalty by fighting to its death a venomous cobra to protect its owner's family.

Miley, one of the two Dachshunds that fought the cobra trying to enter the house of their owner Jaime Selim, died minutes after catching the venom of the snake.

Based on Selim's FB post, the cobra tried to enter his house in Barangay Lanao last Friday afternoon. But the two Dachshunds (the black named Miley, and the other one white) stopped the cobra from entering the house.

Footage of the incident from one of Selim's CCTV cameras shows how the dogs tried to shoo the cobra away by biting the snake at every chance.

The footage also shows that the more the cobra got bitten, the stronger it becomes.

It spewed venom through out the fight.

Both dogs were hit by the venomous snake, but Miley fighting the snake so hard was most badly hit during the fight.

Miley died minutes later into the fight that also killed the cobra. 

Meanwhile, the white Dachshund got hit in the eye, but less severely, and survived.  Selim had the white dog treated at a vet center in the city.

Selim was grateful to his dogs’ "exceptional courage" in ensuring his family's safety.  

Selim, in his post on his Facebook account, said his dogs saved his one-year-old girl who was sleeping inside the room at the time the cobra attempted to enter his house.

A further search shows Dachshunds are scent hound breeds that hunt badgers and other tunneling animals, like rabbits and foxes.  —LBG, GMA News

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