Paula Godwin, from Arizona, was strolling with her two dogs one day when she came way too close to stepping on something in front of her.
Unfortunately for Paula, it was a rattlesnake that had been frightened and was ready to snap at her legs in self-defense when she saw him.
Within seconds, Todd, Paula’s golden retriever, leaped in front of Paula to protect her from the bite, and he did it without skipping a beat.
Sadly, the snake leaped at Todd and bit him on the snout, but he was able to prevent Paula from an incredibly painful and maybe lethal bite.
On his Facebook page, Godwin said: “He leaped directly in front of my leg, where I was certain I would be bitten.” “The dog is really a hero.”
Todd’s face started to swell, and it was understandable that he was yelping in agony. Fortunately, Paula was able to get him to an animal hospital just a few minutes after the incident occurred.
He was given antivenom and then allowed to relax for the rest of the day while being watched.
Paula is quite grateful to her courageous dog, since the event may have turned out a lot worse if not for him.
Rattlesnake bites are very painful and may cause clouded vision, trouble breathing, and numbness. Although they are seldom lethal to people, they can cause significant discomfort.
As soon as he returned home, Todd was showered with affection by his mother, and within a short period of time, he was back on his feet and feeling much better.
Despite the fact that there is still a wound on the side of his nose, which will take longer to be recovered, the swelling from the bite has gone down significantly.
Todd’s courage gave him a lot of extra hugs and goodies, and I believe it’s fair to assume that he will continue to get them.