The world today is full of fans of cat memes and funny cat videos - but these fur-balls don't seem to hesitate to up their status in our minds a level further. This time one of their kinds took to looking death right in the face. A pet cat in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, stood guarding a house while a menacing cobra lurked right in front of it. The daredevil cat did not give the snake any chance to enter the house till snake helpline workers reached the place to catch and transport the snake back to its natural habitat.
In the picture shared by news agency ANI, the white cat was photographed sitting alert in front of the house while the cobra with its spread hood waited in front of it. The cat stood guard for half an hour while locals waited for snake helpline workers to arrive. It was quite a feat for the cat as cobras are known to attack cats if conditions call for it. Sampath K Parida, a resident of the house, said that their cat is only one-and-a-half years old. "It lives with us like a family member," Mr Parida added.
Odisha | A pet cat stood guard to prevent a cobra from entering a house in Bhubaneswar— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2021
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
The post garnered many reactions. Some chose to bring up their experiences with their protective cats. One user wrote, "Here's mine. Once they select you as their pet (see what I did there?), they will save you from the dangers which only they can see."
Here's mine. Once they select you as their pet ( see what i did there? ????) , They will save you from the dangers which only they can see ???? pic.twitter.com/txI0Y4p2Hw— ???? অনু পরমাণু (@ianupamdey) July 21, 2021
Another replied to the tweet saying, "Wow. This cat upgraded itself to a dog."
Wow this cat upgraded itself to a dog— sluggy⁷ˎˊ˗ ᴮᴱ (@hoopdoge) July 21, 2021
We also spotted creative minds spinning tiny stories around the incident. Likewise, a user wrote that the cat could have been in telling the snake, "Hey snakeyy snakerson, help me leave this place please."
Maybe they were just having a conversation about the owner. Hey snakeyy snakerson, help me leave this place pls bruh.— Amay ???? (@BrajBliss) July 21, 2021
Another user replied with an image that showed a cat looking into a mirror and seeing a lion there. He wrote, "Probably she saw this on the Internet."
Probably she saw this on the internet. pic.twitter.com/C4EpD3kLFg— Gulshan Zharbade (@GulshanZharbade) July 21, 2021
A user explained the situation by elaborating on the "instinctive nature" of cats. He wrote that cats like to play a standoff with other creatures until one of them backs off.
Just the instinctive nature of cat. No intention of 'preventing a cobra from entering a house'. They sort of play with other until one of them backs off.— Kulamani Muduli (@thisissanu) July 21, 2021
Still, cat lovers thought this cat needed a good pat for what it did. One user recommended a treat for it and wrote, "She needs to be given 'wet chicken in gravy' cat food."
She needs to be given 'wet chicken in gravy' cat food....my cat loves that and I treat her to it every week...— Drip Drip Dripeesha (@dripeesha25) July 21, 2021
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