Skip to comments.Pit Bull saves 2 women from deadly cobra,dies wagging his tail
Posted on 02/12/2010 7:49:36 PM PST by Porterville
GOOD DOG DOWN Four-year-old "Chief", an American Pit Bull Terrier, dashed in front of a venomous snake which was poised to strike at 87-year-old Liberata la Victoria and her granddaughter Maria Victoria. Shielding the women from the attack, Chief saved them but died minutes later from the snake's bite. (Photo: Marc Sabelita)
The children in the Fronteras household refer to their dog as "kuya" ("big brother"), and he certainly proved it on the day he sacrificed his life to protect the family.
On Monday, Feb. 12 at around 2 p.m., "Chief", an American Pit Bull Terrier, rescued Liberata la Victoria, 87, and her granddaughter Maria Victoria Fronteras from a deadly cobra which had entered their house through an opening in the kitchen.
Liberata la Victoria and Chief had been watching TV on the sofa when suddenly Chief jumped up and alerted her to the presence of a cobra less than 10 feet away. Maria Victoria rushed in and pulled her grandmother into a separate room, hoping the snake would leave.
But when Maria Victoria later emerged from the room, she was terrified to find the cobra poised about two feet away. Equally startled, the cobra expanded its hood and appeared to be spitting venom as it prepared to strike.
"The snake was in front of us, maneuvering a deadly attack," says Maria Victoria. "I screamed out loud to ask for help." 1
That's when from "out of nowhere", Chief dashed between the cobra and the two women, using himself as a shield against the cobra's attacks. Chief then seized the cobra by the neck and slammed it into the floor, killing it.
But for Chief it was a Pyrrhic victory. In the struggle, he sustained a fatal bite to the jaw, and moments later he began gasping for breath and collapsed.
The family sought the help of a veterinarian, but they were told that nothing could be done. According to the vet, the bite was too close to Chief's brain, and the venom had already spread. Maria Victoria called her husband Marlone who, stunned by the news, rushed home immediately.
Ian de la Rama, a friend of the family, says it was less than 30 minutes from the time Chief had been bitten that he "went wobbly and lost control of his organs," 2 urinating and defecating uncontrollably. Yet he still kept clinging to life.
It wasn't until Marlone arrived that Chief finally let go.
Ian de la Rama describes, "Chief gave his two deep breaths and died. He was fighting and saving his last ounces of breath to see a glimpse of his master for the last two seconds of his life." 1
Ian adds that the last thing Chief did as he gazed up at Marlone was wag his tail.
"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us." Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
Sources: 1 Gomez, Herbie. "Pitbull dies saving 2 women from cobra" Manila Times. 24 Feb 2007
2 Gomez, Herbie. "Dog saves family from cobra, is killed." Cagayan de Oro Journal. 16 Feb 2007.
"Farewell CHIEF!!" dog-tracker.com
Maybe it mistook the cobra for a small child ...
SnakeDoc (no relation)
liberal logic... makes sense to you
3 year old article?
As for pitbulls, more snakes, please.
Small children seem to be more within their regular diet than venemous snakes.
Must all conservatives like pit bulls?
>> Ill put as much positive press as is available to prevent psychos in hyped up hysteria to put forth nonsense.
If the only positive press available is a single 2007 article — your position may not be as logical as you seem to think it is.
Shall I post more? Yes, yes I shall.
Frankly the best use of pit bulls is for python food.
I think local bans are within the realm of Constitutionality — local self-government is fundamental to conservatism. If a locality deems pit bulls too dangerous to own, I have no problem with a locality banning the dogs ... the evidence seems to suggest they are prone to attacking people.
Pit bulls are not constitutionally protected, and are therefore free reign for local democratic governments. If they can ban ownership of tigers, they can ban ownership of pit bulls. If your locality bans them, and you disagree ... move to one that doesn’t.
Even if pit bulls are legal to own — I do believe owners should be held strictly liable for injury caused by that dog (as the legal owner of a wild animal would be).
sure... like gun bans... wait.. no they are not ... but a libtard would think otherwise.
The pro and cons of Pitbulls? Why are they considered so dangerous?
frankly, for someone who abuses dogs, the best use for is jail food.
I wouldn’t consider feeding them to a snake “abuse” anymore than I consider it abuse for orientals to eat them
>> sure... like gun bans... wait.. no they are not ... but a libtard would think otherwise.
Firearm ownership is Constitutionally protected by the 2nd amendment — localities have no authority to ban. Pit bulls are not, and thus the 10th amendment controls ...
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
The power to ban pit bulls is not delegated to the federal government, and not prohibited by the Constitution ... and thus is reserved for the States, localities and citizens to enact or not at their will.
If you cannot see the distiction between Constitutionally protected firearm ownership, and unprotected pitbull ownership ... you know less about conservatism than you let on.
>> frankly, for someone who abuses dogs, the best use for is jail food.
What about dogs who maul children? Target practice?
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