Even though their dog was getting crushed by a giant snake, what they did to stop it was truly heroic and saved the day.
The video captured what has been described as one of the “worst possible things” that could happen to a beloved family pet. A boa constrictor snake tried to make a meal out of the dog in front of three children, who obviously loved the animal. Luckily for this dog, the heroic boys weren’t going to let him go without a fight.
Posted by the IBTimes UK YouTube channel, the video shows this trio of boys fighting a snake that looks to be about three meters long, as described by Yahoo News.
“This shocking footage shows three children taking on a giant snake, battering it with metal rods and leaves, as they try to save a dog caught in its grip,” the video description of the jaw-dropping footage reads.
The danger is obvious from the moment that the heart-stopping clip begins. It seems that the large snake had already wrapped itself around the canine’s lower half as the dog was desperately trying to walk away. However, it is no use, because the coils of the snake are too tight, and the dog seems to be powerless to free itself.
It’s quickly becoming apparent that time is running out and the dog is about to be crushed by the violent boa constrictor. However, thankfully the dog is not alone. Three boys are present, and rather than just watching the nightmare unfold they leap into action in a desperate attempt to save their dog, and the bravery is even kept on camera.
The three boys – presumably the owners of the dog – did everything in their power to ensure the pup didn’t meet a horrendous fate. Armed with either a metal rod or a table leg, one of the boys hit the snake repeatedly until the snake tried to attack the boys!
Undaunted, the boys grab the snake by its head and grapple with it until the serpent finally loses its power. Furious about the fact that it is about to lose its next meal, the serpent attempts to thrash and strike back, but the boys are finally able to subdue the snake when they grab both ends of it.
Of course, we can’t be sure if the dog suffered any lasting severe trauma, viewers can be reassured that the most likely outcome was that the dog was okay because it was able to run away from the snake.
Commenters were quick to congratulate the three children, saying they “are braver and more coordinated than so many adults.”
Unfortunately, there are those who believe that the video has been staged. “You can tell the dog has been in that situation before by how it just sat there,” one such viewer remarked, adding, “evil ass little kids.” Another YouTube user, also believing the video is staged, suggests they should report such videos. “These people put the animals in this situation to get views,” the commenter wrote. “A hell lot of such videos have been made.”
For the sake of humanity, one can only hope that these assumptions are wrong. Even if they were not, however, there is a reason that this video has made its rounds on social media time after time. Most viewers understand the love that dog owners have for their pets. There’s a reason why canines have been coined as ‘man’s best friend” and there are literally millions of people who would put their lives on the line to save their canine friend.