‘I almost stepped on a rattlesnake! But, my hero puppy saved me.’

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“This morning was up bright and early to go on a hike on 7th street care free. It was a beautiful morning.

Courtesy Paula Godwin

But, as we were walking down the hill I literally almost stepped on a rattlesnake! But my hero of a puppy Todd saved me He jumped right in front of my leg were I surely would have got bit.

Courtesy Paula Godwin

Todd got bit saving me.  He was yelping right away. In the moment the snake struck I knew I had to hurry to the hospital I picked Todd up carried him to the truck with copper by my side and hit him to the anthem animal hospital in less than 10 minutes.

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I want people to know I’m a native I understand the dangers of Arizona and am extremely aware of my surroundings. I never heard a warning rattle…nothing! The snake was so camouflaged it struck Todd because he noticed something you my leg it was I think sleeping. It for sure would have got my leg if Todd didn’t look to see what it was. Todd received anti venom was in hospital for 12 hours. He is a trooper but doing well.  This is what a hero looks like! Please say a little prayer for my sweet hero.”

Courtesy Paula Godwin

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