May 25, 2020: "One tough mom," is the phrase that the internet used to describe a mother hen as she fought a fierce battle with a cobra to save her chicks in a video that has surfaced on social media. Susanta Nanda of the Indian Forest Service tweeted the 51-second clip on Thursday and it has already collected over 13,000 views.
The cobra slithered inside the enclosure as the hen made a brave attempt to block its path. In the meantime, the chicks fluttered away. The hen, however, did not concede defeat and continued pecking the cobra until her chicks moved out of the enclosure safely.
The snake, meanwhile, also tried to bite the hen but she managed to escape with her chicks.
"Battle Royal. When a mother fights to save the children, it is battle royal. Brave mom saves her chicks fighting a cobra," Susanta Nanda said in the caption of her post.
The internet is emotional after watching the video as it has garnered over 1400 likes and several retweets.
"Wow! She ensures that all her children are saved. What a great display of bravery," a comment read. A user also wrote, "I got tears while watching this clipreally, a mother’s love cannot be explained."
Battle Royal....— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) May 21, 2020
When a mother fights to save the children, it is battle royal.
Brave mom saves her chicks fighting a cobra💕