This heroic puppy got bitten by a rattlesnake while protecting his owner

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Todd the golden retriever saved his owner Paula Godwin from a nasty snake bite.

A brave puppy is going viral after he defended his owner from a painful venomous snake bite.

Todd, who is less than one year old, jumped in front of a rattlesnake that was about to bite his owner Paula Godwin on a walk in Arizona.

Posting photos of Todd’s swollen face on Facebook, Godwin said: “As we were walking down the hill I literally almost stepped on a mf rattlesnake. But my hero of a puppy Todd saved me.”

So this morning was up bright and early to go on a hike on 7 th street carefree . It was a beautiful morning but as we…

Posted by Paula Godwin on Friday, June 29, 2018

The brave pup even caught the eye of popular Twitter account We Rate Dogs, who gave Todd a special 15 out of 10 grade for his heroism.

The tweet now has more than 87,000 retweets, and plenty of people are fawning over Todd and wishing him a speedy recovery.

Godwin has even set up a fundraising page in Todd’s name to help other dogs that need help with unexpected vet bills.

She said: “This is what a hero looks like.”

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