*This writer can really relate to this story about the family dog protecting his human from one of the most undesirable reptiles in the animal kingdom…a rattlesnake.


But this German Shepherd, named “Haus,” is being hailed a hero after he showed bravery and came between a little girl who was playing with the dog in her yard when the reptile came slithering up and decided to join in on the fun.

The Shepherd went into attack-mode and was bitten several times by the  Eastern diamondback snake. But not even this stopped Haus. And according to the girls mother, Donya DeLuca, their beloved dog “kept taking hits” from the snake.

DeLuca even said she “didn’t know if she would have made it” had the dog not intervened.

Read more (including this writer and her own dogs’  OMG personal reptile experience) at EURThisNthat.