Fearless dog shields owner from a poisonous snake bite

The bite to the cheek caused Todd's face to swell dramatically but he is expected to recover

The bite to the cheek caused Todd's face to swell dramatically but he is expected to recover

Paula Godwin, from Anthem, Arizona, described how she was taking her two dogs for a hike on the morning of June 29 when she almost stepped on a snake.

"My hero of a puppy Todd saved me", she said in her Facebook post.

She says Todd jumped into action by jumping right in front of her leg.

"My hero of a puppy Todd saved me". What a fearless boy!

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The loyal pup risked his snout to protect his owner from being bitten by a rattlesnake.

Todd, who is less than a year old, tackled the rattlesnake but ended up getting bitten on the nose.

Paula Goodwin discovered that her pup, Todd, was extra special though, after he took a rattlesnake bite to the face for her while out on a walk.

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

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"So this morning was up bright and early to go on a hike on 7th street carefree", she wrote in a caption accompanying the photos. "I picked him up, ran down the hill with my other dog Copper, and we got him to the hospital within about 10 minutes of being bit", she added.

After a visit to the local animal hospital the young golden retriever is expected to make a full recovery.

But luckily, Godwin said Todd has recovered well and the swelling has even gone down.

The courageous pup is expected to fully recover.

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His name is Todd, but you could call him a hero, because that's exactly what his owner is doing.

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