The injured tigress

Once upon a time long ago in India a pregnant tigress decides to make home in a small bushed area, she is planning to give birth to her cubs there.
Unfortunately the spot is ill chosen for a venomous cobra also makes her home in that same spot.
The female cobra has just laid her eggs and hence is extremely protective about that area.
She is worried about the presence of the tigress and foresees danger to her forthcoming hatchlings; she does not welcome the intrusion.
So, to protect her space the female cobra attacks the tigress and bites her several times.
The tigress is seriously wounded as the venom has entered her body. This attack happens late in the evening and the tigress is left to deal with her grave injuries through the hot indian summer night. The tigress is in agony, the poison is spreading through her body and is causing her immense pain. She struggles with the pain for hours, the heat, her injuries and exhaustion makes her drowsy, she wants to sleep but she knows that if she sleeps she will die; the poison will take over, so she fights sleeps and keeps awake licking and moving her bitten leg to somehow hang on to life.

After intense struggle all night, finally the healing powers of her own body overcome the venom. The poison has worked through her system and she has survived. The sun is rising and first light shows. With a little hop she walks away from the spot. The tigress goes about her day still lethargic from the restless night but well on her way to be healthy again.

This is a true story.

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