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MASONVILLE, Colo. - Zoey is a Chihuahua, but when a rattlesnake lunged at her owners' 1-year-old grandson, she was a real bulldog.

Booker West was splashing his hands in a birdbath in his grandparents' northern Colorado back yard when the snake slithered up to the toddler, rattled and struck. Five-pound Zoey jumped in the way and took the bites.

"She got in between Booker and the snake, and that's when I heard her yipe," said Monty Long, the boy's grandfather.

The dog required treatment and for a time it appeared she might not survive. Now she prances about.

"These little bitty dogs, they just don't really get credit," Booker's grandma Denise Long told the Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald.


AP - Mon Jul 23, 4:44 PM ET
Denise Long holds her grandson, Booker West, 1, as he pets Zoey, held by Monty Long in the backyard of their home near Masonville, Colo. in July 2007. Zoey is a Chihuahua, but when a rattlesnake lunged at her owners' 1-year-old
 
Zoey is a Chihuahua, but when a rattlesnake lunged at her owners' 1-year-old grandson, she was a real bulldog. Booker West was splashing his hands in a birdbath in Masonville when the snake slithered up to the toddler, Karlyn Tilley reports.
 
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