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Puppy Jumps In Front Of Mother To Save Her From Snake Bite

 Paula Godwin of Arizona was walking her two puppies one day when she nearly tripped on something in front of her, according to kingdomstv.

Unfortunately for Paula, it was a frightened rattlesnake on the verge of snapping at her legs in self-defense.

Todd, Paula's golden retriever, leaped in front of her without missing a beat to protect his mother from the bite.

The snake attacked and bit Todd on the muzzle, but he had protected Paula from a painful and venomous bite.

“He jumped right in front of my leg, where I would have undoubtedly been bitten,” Godwin wrote on Facebook. “This is how a hero appears.”

Todd's face swelled up and he yelped in pain; however, Paula was able to transport him to an animal hospital only a few minutes after the attack.

He was given antivenom and told to relax for the rest of the day while being watched.

Paula is grateful for her brave dog, as the incident could have ended out lot worse.

Although rattlesnake bites are rarely lethal to people, they can be excruciatingly painful, causing impaired vision, trouble breathing, and paralysis.

Todd was lavished with love by his mother upon his return home, and after a short time, he was back on his feet and feeling much better.

Although there is still a laceration on the side of his nose that will take longer to heal, the swelling from the bite has reduced.

Todd, I think it's safe to say, will be getting a lot more cuddles and treats from now on as a reward for his bravery.

“My precious Todd is without a doubt my hero,” Paula remarked. “He is doing really well. I feel compelled to add that the man upstairs is undoubtedly keeping an eye on me as well.”