Dogs are not only man’s best friend, but they can also be their hero and protector. They normally display their protective side in specific scenarios, like home intruders, or most definitely when someone tries to assault their owner…any someone.
Dad and Chief were playing a game of tug-of-war in the backyard when the dog suddenly jumped right at his feet while snarling and growling. It all happened so quickly, Dad fell down wondering what was going on.
He was growling ᴀɢɢʀᴇssɪᴠᴇly and it looked like he was fighting something. Everything happened in a blink of an eye and Dad fell down. He was clueless about what was going on. He then saw Chief shaking what he thought was the rope in his mouth. But it wasn’t the rope used for tug-of-war…
To his surprise, it was a rattlesnake!
“Rattlesnakes are large, venomous snakes that are found throughout North and South America. The greatest concentration of them is in the Southwestern United States and in Northern Mexico. Arizona is home to 13 species of the rattler, more than any other state. The most ᴅɪsᴛɪɴᴄᴛive feature that these species share is the rattle.”
Reluctantly, the pet instinct of the canine was present and it saved his human’s life. Chief was there to stop the snake right off the club before it could indeed ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ them. Sorely, the Chief canine was stunk on his nose and it started swelling up.
Alex said it was the scariest moment of his life, and he didn’t know if his best friend would survive that time.
But he says that after two weeks of treatment, Chief has completely recovered and is back to being a cheerful dog. Apart from being his best friend now, Marley had also become a hero in his life.