Paula Godwin of Arizona was walking her two puppies one day when she almost tripped over something in front of her, according to kingdoms tv. Unfortunately for Paula, it is a frightened rattlesnake, about to break its leg in self-defense.
Todd, Paula’s golden retriever, jumped in front of her without missing a beat to protect her mother from the bite. The snake attacked and bit Todd on the muzzle, but it had protected Paula from a painful and venomous bite.
«He jumped right in front of my leg, where I would undoubtedly have been bitten,» Godwin wrote on Facebook. «This is how a hero appears.»
Todd’s face swelled and he screamed in pain; however, Paula was able to transport him to an animal hospital just minutes after the attack. She was given an antivenom and told to relax for the rest of the day while being monitored. Paula is grateful for her brave dog, as the incident could have ended much worse.
Although rattlesnake bites are rarely fatal to humans, they can be very painful, leading to impaired vision, difficulty breathing, and paralysis. Todd was lavished with love by his mother when he returned home, and after a short time, he was back on his feet and felt much better.
Although there is still a laceration on the side of his nose that will take longer to heal, the swelling of the bite has decreased.
Todd, I think it’s safe to say, will receive many more hugs and treats from now on as a reward for his bravery. «My precious Todd is definitely my hero,» Paula remarked. «He’s doing really well. I feel compelled to add that the man upstairs is undoubtedly keeping an eye on me too. »