Heroic golden retriever is bit in the face by a rattlesnake while protecting ...

A golden retriever named Todd saved his owner Paula Goodwin from a rattlesnake while on a hike in Anthem, Arizona, on Friday The snake bit him on the cheek as he blocked Goodwin's leg Photos of the pup with a swollen face have gone viral on social media 

By Megan Sheets For Dailymail.com

Published: 22:37 BST, 1 July 2018 | Updated: 22:41 BST, 1 July 2018

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A dog has been hailed a hero for saving his owner from a rattlesnake, taking a nasty bite to the face in the process.

The golden retriever named Todd was on a hike with his owner Paula Goodwin in Anthem, Arizona, on Friday when the pair came across a rattlesnake. 

Just as Goodwin was about to unknowingly step on the snake, Todd spotted it and jumped in front of his owner's leg.  

Unfortunately his heroism did was not without consequences as the rattler bit him in the face, causing his cheek to swell dramatically.   

Goodwin posted photos of the recovering retriever on her Facebook with the caption: 'My hero of a puppy

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