This story sadly recalls the fate of a Husky breed dog that fought to protect his owner’s family in Taiping from a recent cobra attack.
The incident happened at 11:00 AM on March 20, when a cobra, 4 meters long, circled then entered the Yap family’s house.
Immediately, the family’s Siberian Husky dog named Dai Bao noticed the trespasser then attacked the snake.
Due to the struggle between the two, Dai Bao managed to immobilize the snake but he was also injured by a snake bite.
4-meter Cobra snake entered the Yap family’s house.
“At that time, only my mother and son were at home. My son heard Dai Bao barking and immediately went out to see what was happening.”
According to Mr. Yap, his son was shocked when he saw their dog biting a snake and shaking his body.
Dai Bao then released his bite, causing the cobra to fall to the floor. The dog also seemed to bark in pain.
Dai Bao’s nose was seen bleeding at the time, and even his eyes were swollen. Mr. Yap said, his dog was clearly bitten by the snake.
Dai Bao succeeded in immobilizing the snake, but injured himself in the process.
Mr. Yap’s mother then rushed to ask for help from relatives who lived nearby and together they managed to kill the snake.
“After receiving a call from my mother, I rushed home to take Dai Bao to the veterinary clinic.”
However, doctors advised the family to be mentally prepared because there is no ‘anti-venom’ for animals in Malaysia.
Dai Bao was brought to the vet after realizing that he was bitten by the cobra.
The dog itself needs to be strong and continue to fight to survive. Despite receiving an injection and saline drip, Dai Bao eventually died.
Recalling memories with the dog, Mr. Yap said that Dai Bao was taken from the street by him on July 19, 2019, to be adopted.
“You lived with us for less than two years, and now you left us forever,” Mr. Yap said.
The Yap family with Dai Bao in happier days.
“My friend said Dai Bao wanted to return the favor because we took him in and made him part of the family. But we didn’t expect anything in return. We just wanted Dai Bao to be with us as we get old one day,” added Yap.
Dai Bao’s body was then buried under a large tree next to Yap’s house, where it was Dai Bao’s favorite location to play.