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Family Dog Saves Little Mate From a Deadly Snake - Australia

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- 3721 days ago -
Man's best friend has proven himself again, this time saving a three-year-old toddler from the bite of a venomous snake. Diesel, a blue cattle dog-cross, leapt between his young friend and a huge brown snake, receiving a near-fatal bite himself.


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Kathy W (299)
Thursday November 13, 2008, 10:20 pm
See what a treasure our pets are? So glad that the little boy and Diesel are alright. Thank you for this story Chrissy.

Julie v (230)
Friday November 14, 2008, 2:07 am
I love success stories. Just wish I can convince the Chinese fur industries that a dog is a companion and nothing else!

Estella Ameigh (22)
Friday November 14, 2008, 6:11 am
Wow. Now that is loyalty. Thanks Chrissy.

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Friday November 14, 2008, 6:22 am
If you treat an animal right, that animal will do for you in return & this story proves it.

Cheryl B (60)
Friday November 14, 2008, 4:41 pm
Saw it on the news..Great story, and good news for a change..

Louise L (48)
Saturday November 15, 2008, 4:20 pm
Dogs have a thing about snakes. I used to have a border collie that would go ballistic over brown garden snakes trying to slink across our yard! Thank goodness she never crossed a poisonous one! She would also fiercely protect my daughter, and if my daughter was sick, would never leave her side. I still miss that sweet dog, to this day....thanks, Chrissy.

Pat B (356)
Saturday November 15, 2008, 4:59 pm
I am so glad that everyone including Diesel are okay. Those brown snakes can be very aggressive! ummm......what happened to the snake? Is it still there? Or did it slink away?

Les Dymond (0)
Saturday November 15, 2008, 5:55 pm
I've always said the best dog is an Australian Blue Healer. We had one for nearly 20 years and it so loyal, followed the children everywhere until she got too old. I always knew where they all were. She was my best friend and I still miss her even now after 17 years. Good on you Diesel

Deborah N (37)
Saturday November 15, 2008, 7:19 pm
This is such a sweet story... & at the end they say how can you put a worth on a heroic dog.. wished more would think of a dog part of the family..we had a pert German Shepherd & & Collie & he was as loyal .. saved me when I was going down a river on a rift at 3 years old.. dogs are wonders.. we spoiled that one & he was so much part of the family.. when he died I had no shovel so it took me 3 days to dig a hole with a sharp rock... he was missed so much after him.. God Bless These Special Family Dogs .. one day the ones that are using them wrong will see... ONE DAY !!!!

Bronwyn H (228)
Sunday November 16, 2008, 1:06 am
Noted and thank you for the story Chrissy, so glad it had a good outcome!

The Brown Snake is among Australia's most venomous. Dogs are God's most wonderful loyal and brave creatures; they don't hesitate to give their life for you, as this story showed.

Mary Gill (32)
Saturday November 29, 2008, 6:53 pm
Brown snakes are truly a very venomous snake. I am so pleased all are well. I have two Blue Heelers, didn't know much about them before as I am English but can say they are the most loyal, loving, faithful, gentle, playful and intelligent dogs I have ever owned - and I had German Shepherds before.
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