Watch: This Mama Owl Fights A Deadly Rat Snake With Her Claws - And Wins
She was trying to protect her baby owlets from being eaten
What would you do if a snake was attacking your home and wanted to eat your children? You'd fight it off, right?
Well, that's exactly what Dottie the Barn Owl did when a Texas rat snake tried to sneak his way into their bedroom.
Dottie and her three owlets (who were just a few days old at the time) are wild birds and live in a bird box provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Texas.
"You can watch the snake stealthily creeping his way into the box..."
This footage was captured on infrared camera, which live streams videos from the bird boxes to help educate the public about these animals.
You can watch it below. In the top right hand corner, you can see the snake stealthily creeping his way into the box. Luckily, Dottie saves the day.
You can find out more about these amazing birds on the All About Birds website.