BUTTERWORTH: An eight-year-old husky called Anna sacrificed her life to save her owners from a cobra which had slithered into their home in Jalan Tengah in Perkampungan Berapit here.
Annaâ€™s owners, a 75-year-old woman and her son, had just returned from the hospital when the incident occurred at about noon on Tuesday.
â€œMy son had just let Anna out of her cage and into our compound when she suddenly started barking.
â€œI was shocked to see that she was fending off a 2.4m-long cobra. We were too afraid to go out, so we called our areaâ€™s security volunteer team for help,â€ she said.
When the team arrived, they found the dog in a semi-conscious state, she added.
â€œWe then rushed her to the vet but it was too late,â€ she said.
The snake escaped.