Heroic 10-Pound Dog Saves Little Girl From Venomous Rattlesnake In Texas

A brave dog called Psycho is being hailed a hero after jumping between a venomous rattlesnake and a little girl. Martha Rodriguez's granddaughter, Maya Delarosa, was making mud pies with her sister in the town of Hueco Tanks in Texas when they saw the snake. "I hear a hiss and a rattle and I look down and there's a snake," Delarosa told the station. "And he was already curled up and ready to strike." But the Chihuahua-poodle mix -- who weighs only 10 pounds -- put himself in harm's way and came to the rescue. The snake bit the pup in the eye. And while the injury appears gruesome, Dr. Vicki Dashley, the veterinarian who treated Psycho, said the swelling will go down, and the eye would be saved.