Here’s an uplifting story of a dog who’s a true hero and deserves to be barked about.

A dog has been hailed a hero after saving its owner from a deadly snake that attacked her in her home.

Rodica Sterescu’s dog, Maria, saw the 6ft snake that slithered into her house while she watched TV. Now that’s a big snake. I don’t know what Rodica was watching but it must have been really good, probably Greatest American Dog, for her not to have noticed a 6 foot snake in the living room.

‘I’d probably be dead if it wasn’t for her,’ said Ms Sterescu, from Slatina.

Way to go Maria!