Brave Cat Stares Out King Cobra
This is the nerve-wracking moment a fearless cat came face-to-face with a king cobra - and won a tense stare off. The white feline spotted the 6ft long reptile in its garden in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 17. The highly territorial moggy scampered over to the snake and began ushering it back into the undergrowth. At on point, the cobra even reared up and spread its hood in an act of aggression. But the cat stayed calm and adopted a poised position with its back curled and head lowered to show it was ready for a tussle. The defeated snake slithered away, with the cat feeling even more confident. Owner, Phatincharas, said: ''My heart started pounding when I saw my cat trying to fight the cobra. He chased it away and he wasn't afraid. I think the snake had been trying to get away from the hot weather and wandered into the open.''