A video was published on YouTube which shows a near-fatal accident avoided thanks to the quick-thinking actions of a loyal pup.
User @Drew posted the video to his YouTube channel with the title "Deadly Brown Snake" and the clip has almost 4 million views.
To begin with, the CCTV footage looks pretty uninteresting. A man sits on a veranda looking at his phone with his dog close by.
A silent danger
But then, unbeknownst to the man, a deadly snake slithers across the wooden slats towards him.
The loyal pup immediately springs into action, following the snake across the veranda and initially attempting to keep the snake away from his owner. When this method doesn’t work, the dog barks loudly to alert his owner to danger.
When the man spots the snake, he immediately backs away from the snake and picks his pup up to keep him safe too.
A deadly intruder
The snake turned out to be a Pseudopod – a venomous snake only found in Australia and New Guinea. The snake is so venomous that even a bite inflicted by a baby snake can prove fatal.
The clip lasts mere seconds but without the actions of the brave pup, everything could have ended very differently indeed.
We don’t deserve dogs!
Watch the video here: