A dog is the most loyal friend you can have. They are always willing to step up and protect you, even when it means putting themselves in harm’s way. That’s what one hero dog proved recently, after he bravely saved his teenage owner from a rattlesnake, even if it meant getting bit himself.
Alex Loredo, an 18-year-old from Harbison Canyon, California, is the owner of a Labrador retriever named Marley. He first got the dog to help him lose weight after experiencing health issues, and the two have been best friends ever since
And he was especially lucky to have Marley by his side last month, when the teen ran into serious danger.
He told KGTV that he heard a “big rattle” while outside his home… and was suddenly face-to-face with a foot-and-a-half-long rattlesnake.Alex says he “freaked out” and was bracing for a serious snake bite… until Marley came to the rescue.
Thankfully, Marley survived intact and has been since released from the hospital, and back to his very grateful owner.