Heroic hound takes on rattlesnake

Florida man says his beloved dog "Puppers" saved him from large rattlesnake in his back yard, suffering a serious bite in the process.

(WFLA)  -- A dog named Puppers is on the mend after tangling with a huge rattlesnake.

Puppers is Tom Herbert's pet. Herbert has three other dogs that enjoy running around his 2.5-acre property in Lake Placid, Florida.

"It struck out at Puppers, and I immediately tried to get her away from the snake but she was insisting on getting between me and the snake," Herbert said.

Sadly, Puppers wasn't in the clear.

"About an hour later I looked over at Puppers, and she didn't look right. Her face was starting to get real swollen," Herbert said.

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