Man's best friend just became man's hero! Alex Loredo, owner of 7 year old Marley, can thank his furry four legged friend for literally saving his life. He had just gone outside to check his dryer, located behind his house, and all of a sudden he heard the snake, loud, and approaching. Marley, being the brave and heroic pooch that he is, swooped in to save the day.
Before he could even turn, Marley had run out the door, pushed him out of the way, and gotten in between the snake and and his owner, Alex Loredo. NBC Sandiego reports: "Marley, Loredo's 7-year-old Labrador, was then attacked by the snake. 'My heart just dropped,' said Loredo. The snake slithered away, and Loredo and his mom rushed Marley to the vet. 'It was complete panic,' Loredo described. 'My heart was racing and I didn't know what was going to happen next. To be completely honest, I thought he was just going to die in the car.' At the vet, the lab was administered a few doses of antivenin and admitted into the pet hospital for two days. 'That's the longest I've ever been away from him, so it was a really sad experience for me,' Loredo said. It's been two weeks since the bite and Marley has recovered. By now, Loredo says, even his playful spirit is back. The young friendly pup can now add hero to the long list of qualities Loredo says make him his best friend." We wish Marley a speedy recovery! He truly is a hero!