Area dog goes viral after saving owner from rattlesnake bite

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

Paula Godwin went on a walk Friday with her two dogs, Todd and Copper, along 7th Street in Arizona on a trail she's very familiar with.

Paula Godwin said she and her dogs were out hiking in Anthem, Arizona when she nearly stepped on the venomous serpent.

Todd, her "hero of a puppy", courageously jumped in front of its owner's leg where she "surely would have got bit". But, she said, her "hero of a puppy" saved her. What a fearless boy! Unfortunately, the rattlesnake attacked Todd by biting him on his nose and leaving the pup with massive swellings on his face.

A "hero" golden retriever puppy prevented his owner from being bitten by a rattlesnake, Paula Godwin told ABC News Monday.

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Paula was able to rush Todd to the vet and get the golden retriever the treatment that he needed and he is now recovering from the bite. "This is what a hero looks like", she said. "Of course, I would rather have been bitten by the snake, but he did [instead]".

Todd noticed the rattlesnake coming towards them before Goodwin did. She said her fearless dog is doing "so well", and she is amazed by how quickly he is recovering from the potentially-deadly bite.

It has been interacted with more than 200,000 times since it was posted Sunday afternoon.

"Todd's doing so well he is a wonder to me how he is healing", added Paula in a later post on Facebook.

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