Heroic puppy bitten by rattlesnake while protecting owner

A golden retriever named Todd saved his owner from a rattlesnake that consequently bit him in the face

Paula was out walking Todd and her other dog, Cooper, in Anthem, Arizona, in the Southwest of the United States, when she very almost stood on a rattlesnake.

Paula Godwin was taking a morning walk with her two dogs Friday when she nearly stepped on a rattlesnake.

Her puppy, Todd, jumped in front of her leg to ensure she wouldn't get bit. "But my hero of a puppy, Todd, saved me". What a courageous boy!

A dog has been hailed a hero for saving his owner from a rattlesnake, taking a nasty bite to the face in the process.

Godwin sought medical treatment for Todd immediately, and she said the courageous pup is expected to fully recover.

The post has been liked more than 131,000 times.

"It just so happened that he got in the way or at least he was too curious to see what was next to my legs, which saved me from getting bitten", she added.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help other dogs and owners, who may need help with paying bills for anti venom for snake bites. "This is what a hero looks like", she said.

Todd took the bite, right to the face.

That's when Todd literally stepped up in Godwin's defense.

Godwin posted to Facebook on Monday: "Todd's doing so well he is a wonder to me how he is healing".

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