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Family credits puppy for saving two young children from deadly snake

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An Austin, Texas, family is singing the praises for their puppy, who they have credited with saving two young children from a deadly snake. On Thursday, the Austin Fire Department shared the canine hero’s story with its Facebook fans:

Heroes come in all shapes, sizes…and species!

Meet Panda, a Shih Poo, who saved the day yesterday when she took on a coral snake making its way toward two small children.

Panda’s owner, identified as Mr. Martinez, alerted the fire department to the situation, and wrote his own post about his little “superdog:”

“My awesome hero pet puppy, Panda, saved kids’ lives today. There were two kids (ages 1 and 3) playing on their apartment patio (ground level) when Panda spotted a coral snake two inches from the patio. As we all know, the coral snake is deadly and by it being bright in color, the toddler and child could have easily picked it up and the ending would have been tragic! The fire department came out quickly, removed the snake, and saved the day!”

A-shift personnel from Engine 40 responded to the scene to remove the deadly snake from the property. Way to go Panda!

(images via Austin Fire Department)

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4 replies
  1. Nancy Raymond says:

    Panda is a HERO and deserves to be treated like one – she saved two children – a huge steak should be on her dinner plate.

  2. Marni Montanez says:

    How did the pup save them? I didn’t see anything about barking or jumping up and down or any signs that the dog did anything.


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