Spitting cobra bests Rottweiler in Sattahip

Friday, 15 February 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 7 By  Patcharapol Panrak

A cobra bested a pursuing Rottweiler with a well-aimed spit of venom to the eyes, but animal-rescue officers with a lasso got the last word.

Two-year-old female Red alerted owner Northep Vandersee, 17, to the presence of the spitting cobra in his Soi Maew Jai Dee yard Feb. 4. The dog had cornered the snake and was barking loudly when the cobra spit into the dog’s eyes, immediately blinding the canine. The cobra then slithered into a banana tree.

Northep quickly washed out the dog’s eyes, giving hope the blindness will not be permanent. He then called Sawang Rojthummasathan Foundation officers to capture the spitter.

Officers used a metal-wire lasso to capture the cobra and brought it back to freedom in the jungle.

This cobra was caught after a battle with a Rottweiler in SattahipThis cobra was caught after a battle with a Rottweiler in Sattahip - a battle which the cobra won.

A Sawang Rojthummasathan Foundation officer uses a metal-wire lasso to capture the cobra.A Sawang Rojthummasathan Foundation officer uses a metal-wire lasso to capture the cobra.

Owner Northep hopes the blindness will not be permanent.Owner Northep hopes the blindness will not be permanent.

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