Brave cat dies after leaping into action to protect children from deadly snake

A ‘four-legged hero’ has died after leaping into action to protect two younger children from one among Australia’s most harmful snakes.

The cat, named Arthur, was within the yard of his Queensland household’s dwelling when an japanese brown snake slithered in.

The japanese brown is one Australia’s most venomous snakes.

In accordance to the Animal Emergency Service, which relies throughout Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, the snake went proper up to two children enjoying.

Arthur jumped on the snake to protect the children and killed it.

However he was bitten within the course of.

Arthur the brave cat.
Arthur the courageous cat. Credit score: Animal Emergency Service

“Within the chaos of getting the children out of the yard, nobody noticed the precise chunk, however Arthur collapsed and rapidly recovered like nothing was incorrect not lengthy after,” the vet service wrote on Fb.

“Collapse occasions like it is a frequent symptom of snake bites, though not a widely known symptom amongst pet homeowners.”

AES mentioned Arthur collapsed once more the next morning and was unable to rise up on his personal.

The household took him to the Tanawha hospital, on the Sunshine Coast, for therapy.

The Eastern Brown Snake.
The Jap Brown Snake. Credit score: Animal Emergency Service

Nevertheless, the chunk proved deadly.

“His household, understandably devastated, keep in mind him fondly and are perpetually grateful he saved the children’s lives.

“Arthur was all the time getting into mischief; he had beforehand visited us earlier than, having been in accidents and was very a lot liked by our workforce.”