A pet Chihuahua in Masonville, Colo., is being credited with saving a toddler from a striking rattlesnake.
1-year-old Booker West was splashing his hands in a birdbath in his grandparents' northern Colorado back yard when the snake raced to the toddler and struck.
The five-pound dog, Zoey, jumped in the way and took the bites.
"She got in between Booker and the snake, and that's when I heard her yipe," said Monty Long, the boy's grandfather.
It did not appear that the dog would survive hours after the bite. However, the Zoey is now recovering.