Dar­ing dachshunds dab­ble with death

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Dave Sa­vides

WHEN a highly toxic For­est co­bra tres­passed on their owners’ prop­erty, two brave dachshunds had no hes­i­ta­tion in at­tack­ing it.

One even man­aged to get in a quick bite be­fore both were re­moved for their own safety.

‘This is the most poi­sonous of all the co­bra fam­ily, be­ing both neuro- and cy­to­toxic’ said renowned snake catcher Fred Lubbe, who was called in to re­move the rep­tile at the Ar­bore­tum home on Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

‘They can reach well over two me­tres in length.

This one was just over 1.5m and in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion.

‘There’s no doubt it posed a deadly threat to the two dogs.’

The in­truder was to be re­leased at a safe place af­ter its cap­ture.

Fred Lubbe with the ex­tremely dan­ger­ous For­est co­bra caught in an Ar­bore­tum yard on Wed­nes­day

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