November 17, 2017
When the Heroes Are… Animals
All heroes do not usually wear a cape! They can come in all forms, sizes and shapes. Some of them are not even humans, but they do live among us. Quite often, extraordinary animals put their own lives at risk to save other animals, even if they are not of the same species. And sometimes, they’ve shown great acts of bravery in saving humans too. Here are some incredible stories about animal heroes from around the world:
Dolphins Save Man from Great White Shark
There are many stories about sailors being assisted by dolphins when in distress at sea. But the real story of a surfer named Todd Endris will perhaps leave you gobsmacked. While trying to catch some waves near Marina State Beach, he was brutally attacked by a great white shark. Despite trying all his best to escape the attack, he was unsuccessful. His saviour came in the form of a group of dolphins who formed a wall between him and the shark. They flew in a frenzy around the injured Endris and the shark, giving him time to escape and to be rescued by fellow surfers up to the shore.
Dory, the Heroic Pet Rabbit
Simon Steggall, a diabetic patient from Cambridgeshire once passed out at home while watching T.V. His wife Victoria, who is a paramedic, didn’t notice that his life was in danger. Today Simon reckons that he owes his life to a one and a half stone fluffy pet rabbit called Dory. When he passed out, Dory was quick to notice the critical situation and wisely started digging and jumping on Simon’s lap. This unusual behaviour of Dory caught Victoria’s attention and she swiftly called for an ambulance just in time to save her husband’s life.
Cat Saves Entire Family from Poisonous Gas
Prissy the cat, is being hailed as a hero after she saved three people from a toxic leak of carbon monoxide in their home. Susan Wild accidentally left her car running in the garage in North Carolina, and this allowed the poisonous and odourless gas to spread through her home. After the colourless gas started building up in their residence, Prissy the family cat was the first to sense the danger and started acting irregularly. This behaviour woke up Susan’s daughter, who just had time to inform her parents that something was wrong before passing out. They were all rushed to hospital and were diagnosed with high level of carbon monoxide in their bodies. If the heroic Prissy had not reacted in time, Susan and her family would have not survived.
All these real stories show how clever some animals are. They have the ability to sense danger and signs of distress. Plus, they are ready to risk their own lives to save others. This only shows how brave and heroic some animals can be.