When rescuers found two puppies inside a cobra’s den, they couldn’t believe what they saw

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

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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

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