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‘This is what a hero looks like’: Pet dog saves owner from being bit by rattlesnake during hike

Paula told Eyewitness News that as of Sunday night Todd is "playing, [and] doing great".

Instead of Ms Godwin's legs, the venomous fangs sank into his snout. Unfortunately, the rattlesnake attacked Todd by biting him on his nose and leaving the pup with massive swellings on his face.

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

Godwin says on Facebook that Todd is recovering and is "being a normal puppy".

"He for sure saved me from being bit".

Todd is a golden retriever who's getting love and attention across social media after a story of his heroic deeds went viral on Friday.

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Godwin said that within 20 minutes of the attack, she had Todd at an animal hospital, where he was treated with antivenin, ktar.com reported. "Todd's doing so well, [it] is a wonder to me how he is healing".

Godwin posted an update on her Facebook page for those anxious about his health and wrote, he seems to heal well.

The 6-month-old golden retriever named Todd was bitten on his face when he tried to save his owner.

"Todd wants to help more puppies that may need help". She also thanked the pup's many fans on the internet for their support and kindness.

Todd is expected to be OK though.

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