Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chihuahua saves baby from rattlesnake

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.

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