Colorado Chihuahua Zoey Saves Child from Rattlesnake

Thanks to KDKA.com for this story. Tiny Dogs Saves Baby From Rattlesnake (AP) MASONVILLE, Colo. Zoey is a Chihuahua, but when a rattlesnake lunged at...

Joy  |  Jul 23rd 2007


Thanks to KDKA.com for this story.

Tiny Dogs Saves Baby From Rattlesnake

(AP) MASONVILLE, Colo. Zoey is a Chihuahua, but when a rattlesnake lunged at her owners’ 1-year-old grandson, she was a real bulldog.



Booker West was splashing his hands in a birdbath in his grandparents’ northern Colorado back yard when the snake slithered up to the toddler, rattled and struck. Five-pound 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.

The dog required treatment and for a time it appeared she might not survive. Now she prances about.

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