When the Peterson family spotted a diamondback rattlesnake in their Leesburg, Florida backyard, they ran away to get inside. But their pet cat, Oreo, took it upon himself to fight off the venomous snake for them anyway.
Oreo put up a good fight, but was bitten by the snake. The cat, who the family adopted a year ago, had a swollen leg and the bite was bleeding, but he was treated and is recovering well. “He’s our little protector, “says Jaiden Peterson.
And grandmother Cyndi Anderson agrees. “I think he was protecting the people of the home because that’s just the kind of cat he is,” she explains.
Source: CBS 8