Golden Retriever puppy saves owner from venomous rattlesnake bite: 'This is what a hero looks like'

Man’s best friend? More like woman’s lifesaver.

While Paula Godwin was on a hike with her dogs Todd and Cooper on Friday, she nearly stepped on a rattlesnake. But before the venomous reptile could bite her, one of her Golden Retriever’s intervened.

Todd’s face swelled considerably following the snake bite. (Photo: Facebook/ Paula Godwin)

“My hero of a puppy Todd saved me,” Godwin shared on Facebook. “He jumped right in front of my leg where I surely would have got bit.”

Godwin shared several images of Todd with a swollen face after the snake sunk its teeth just below his right eye. Godwin rushed Todd to a vet for treatment. Thankfully, the brave pooch is expected to make a full recovery.

“This is what a hero looks like,” she wrote.

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