Golden Retriever Bitten by Rattlesnake While Protecting Owner on Hike in Arizona

‘This is what a hero looks like’: Pet dog saves owner from being bit by rattlesnake during hike

‘This is what a hero looks like’: Pet dog saves owner from being bit by rattlesnake during hike

An Arizona woman says her puppy saved her from a rattlesnake, but not without a show-down.

- A golden retriever was attacked by a rattlesnake in Anthem Friday while he and his owner were hiking. "Nobody wanted to come with me - it's too early", she said.

But Godwin needn't have been anxious because Todd stepped in and took a bite that was meant for her.

"But my hero of a puppy Todd saved me", Godwin wrote on Facebook. But soon it turned into a tragedy when her little Todd got bit by a rattlesnake fighting hard her to protect Godwin. But, this golden retriever might be the most heroic pup yet.

Todd took the bite, right to the face.

Hero dog saves owner from a risky snake.

"Just a thank you to all the support Your kindness and support is truly a blessing", Godwin wrote in the post, where she is kissing her hero on less-swollen muzzle. Unfortunately, Todd copped the bite.

'This is what a hero looks like.

According to AZ Family, Paula Goodwin was walking with her dogs in Anthem when she nearly stepped on a rattlesnake.

He leaped in between his owner and the snake that was about to strike.

Paula said of the fundraiser: "Todd wants to help more puppies that may need help".

Todd is expected to be OK though.

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