If you are terrified of snakes, you may want to hold on to your seat as you watch this. The video shows a sunbather showing off her lightning quick reflexes as she grabs an attacking cobra around it’s neck.
This footage was recorded at a lake in Robertson Western Cape, South Africa. A young woman is sun bathing and talking to someone who is not on the screen. Suddenly, as if springing up out of nowhere, a cobra seemingly charges up from the river as two terrified dogs look on from the banking.
The fast, angry-looking reptile closes in on the young woman in no time and just as it is about to strike, the incredibly brave girl quickly sits up reaches out her hand and grabs the snake right behind its head. Then, she throws it back towards the lake.
Truth is, this video was actually a prank and the snake was only a rubber snake! If you look closely, the supposed “snake” was moving too fast up the slope and to the right of the video, where you can spot a man reeling the snake in with a fishing rod.
According to the anonymous prankster, he and his brother were trying to scare their sister, but their things did not go according to their plan as their sister was quite impressively brave. “It was a prank on my sister. Yes it was pulled via fishing rod with fluorocarbon line,” the prankster told news agencies.
“My brother and I were trying to scare my sister but it seems that she was prepared, seeing that I grew up catching snakes along that river since I was just a boy and she would sometimes join me. She did not handle it as we expected her to, very much impressed!”
Hero Dog Helps Firefighters Pull 2 Kids Out of a Burning-House
Most of you know that dogs are easily the best pets one can ask for. But after reading this story of a German shepherd who saved his family from a burning house, you will fall in love with dogs even more.
Brent Feaser, a military veteran from Longwood, Florida together with his next-door neighbor decided to hang around one day. It was a peaceful evening and no one could foretell what was coming.
Unfortunately, as the two neighbors were watching Jupiter through their telescope, they heard an explosion. After a moment, they could see part of Brent’s house was on fire.
Brent’s wife, Margo together with their two kids aged two and four were still trapped in the burning house.
After taking a moment to understand what was really happening, Brent and his neighbor rushed towards the house as fast as they could.
With a hope of getting Margo and the kids to safety, the two men tried to break the windows with furniture that was on the porch.
They only managed to get Margo out of the house, but both Margo and Brent wanted to get inside the house again to save their two kids.
It is at that moment when the firefighters arrived at the scene and got inside the burning house.
It was hard for them to navigate around the house because of the smoke, but then, all of a sudden, help arrived. The family dog Maxx appeared and led the rescuers to the kids’ room.
Maxx, who is a retired K-9 turned out to be the hero of the day after saving his human siblings’ life.
Currently, all of the family members are recovering from the burns and heavy smoke inhalation. They were listed in serious to critical condition but are expected to recuperate all thanks to their loving dog Maxx.
Having a caring do like Maxx is such a blessing and this family was lucky to have him. He truly deserves a reward for his brave action.
89-Year-Old Woman Has Knitted Over 450 Blankets For Shelter Dogs- They’re So Cozy
89-year-old Maisie Green is one of those people who adore dogs and is doing everything she can to give them a chance to be in happy homes. She developed a soft spot in her heart for the dogs living in shelters and decided she had to act upon it to improve their lives.
Maisie reveals that when she was thinking of ways in which she could make a difference, she turned to one of her other loves in life, knitting. So she decided to combine the two.
She takes about 3 days to fully knit the blankets, while it just takes her a day to make a coat for the dogs.
Her family then helps her take all the numerous knitted items to the dog shelter three times a year.
“I love knitting and I love dogs, so this combines both wonderfully! It takes me three days to knit a blanket and one day to knit a doggy coat. It keeps me busy and often, I like to knit whilst watching television. I’m delighted to be helping the four-legged residents at the center in some way,” the 89-year-old said.
Maisie further adds that she enjoys knitting as it is helping her achieve her goal of helping out hr fury friends. “It keeps me working, and I usually knit while watching TV,” she said.
Maisie’s incredible efforts have been a huge help to the shelters, and especially to the dogs themselves as they no longer have to worry about being cold. To date, Maisie has knitted in excess of 450 blankets for dogs in need!
“I’m delighted to be helping the four-legged residents at the center in some way,” Maisie said.
“Maisie regularly brings along her knitted donations and we are so grateful for her support. With the chill of the winter months really starting to creep up on us, I know our dogs are very pleased to put the items to good use and love feeling extra cosy!” The Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Basildon said.
Maisie truly is an animal hero! The amount of effort and hours she sacrifices to help animals in need is frankly commendable!
5-Year-Old Fell Into The Gorilla Pit- What Happened Next ‘Would Astonish The World’
It was a tale that left the whole world astonished, a 5-year-old boy fell off a 20 feet high wall into a gorilla pit and was knocked unconscious. The horrifying moment caught on video then shows how the child is, surprisingly, protected by a giant 450-pound male silver-back gorilla, named Jambo, who softly strokes his back and then stood guard to protect the child from other gorillas.
On August 30 1986, Levan Merritt, his parents, Stephen and Pauline, and his siblings, Stephanie, Clint and Lloyd decided to visit the zoo to celebrate the birthday of his youngest sibling, Lloyd. Little did they know their family trip would be broadcast around the world and bring Jambo to stardom.
When the family got to the gorilla pit, dad Stephen lifted Levan’s brother Clint on his shoulders to get a better look at the apes below. Levan decided to follow suit and climbed up the wall before anyone could notice he slipped and fell 20 feet into the pit, snapping his arm and fracturing his skull in the process.
As he lay unconscious on the ground, a giant 450-pound male silver-back gorilla called Jambo approached him.
The Merrits family and a crowd of onlookers watched on in horror, as Jambo reached out and gently stroked Levan’s back.
Jambo then stood guard over Levan, placing himself between the unconscious child and the other gorillas who were approaching in a protective stance.
A few moments later, Levan began to regain consciousness and started to cry. As his family and other people screamed at him to remain still, his crying caused Jambo and the gorillas to retreat in panic.
Rescuers then jumped in to retrieve Levan after which he was airlifted to hospital.
The footage was featured in “The Urban Gorilla,” an award-winning 1992 documentary by ArgoFilms that follows the lives of 9 gorillas living in captivity.
“Never before had such an accident occurred. And never before had this full-grown male gorilla encountered a human being within his domain. Only the worst could be imagined. But what was to unfold this September afternoon would astonish the world.” Narrator Glenn Close describes the tense moment.
Jambo’s and Levan’s tale produced headlines around the world and helped to alter the perception of gorillas from King Kong’s mean-spirited animals to the smart, sensitive, delicate species we understand them to be today.