There are a lot of fans of cat memes and funny cat videos-but these felines don’t appear to hesitate to up their footing in our minds a level further. This time around a kitty took to looking death right in the face.
A pet cat in Odisha, stood guarding a house while a threatening cobra skulked just in front of it. The cat did not give the snake a single chance to get inside the house till snake helpline workers arrived at the spot to catch the cobra.
In an image posted by the news agency ANI, the white cat was snapped sitting watchfull in front of the house while the snake with its spread hood waited in front of it. The cat stood guard over for 30 minutes while others waited for snake helpline workers to come. It was quite an act by the cat as cobras are known to attack cats if conditions demand.
A resident of the house, identifed as Sampath K Parida, stated 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 accumulated a lot of reactions. Some even chose to share their experiences with their 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 user responded 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 ran into few creative minds spinning tiny accounts around the incident. Similarly, a user wrote that the cat could have been 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 responded with a picture that displayed 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 elucidated the state of affairs by adding on the "instinctive nature" of cats. He wrote that cats like to play a standoff with other animals until one of them gives up.
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
Up to this time, cat lovers thought this cat needed a good pat for his actions. 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
With all that being said, what do you think about the incident?