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After falling down a steep well, two puppies spent nearly 48 hours side by side next to a king cobra.

When rescuers arrived on the scene, they were surprised to see that the cobra was protecting the pups, as if they were her own.


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The mama dog barked and barked for her babies and thankfully, the cobra made no attempt to harm her puppies.

The owner noticed the snake stood upright to keep the puppies from crossing onto the other side of the well, which is a formidable drowning hazard.Screenshot 2016-04-26 at 6.23.36 PM

Lauren Grose About the author:
Lauren is an Associate Content Editor at RARE. During her years at Bloomsburg University, she delved into modern media by creating a fashion column titled “Dear Bloom,” which ultimately became a YouTube series. Shortly after graduating, Lauren packed her bags and flew to Tokyo to explore the city’s culture and, ...Read more
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