While pit bulls get plenty of bad press, two pooches in Florida are recovering from snakebites after risking their lives to save their humans. Melissa Butt says her grandchildren – 4-year-old Zayden and 1-year-old Mallory – were playing in the yard over the weekend. All was well until Slayer and Paco caught sight of a poisonous copperhead snake slither dangerously close.
The two dogs attacked the snake and each were bitten, but they’ll be fine. Appropriately, Slayer righteously killed the enemy – he paid for it with injuries to his snout and face. And while Paco has gone home, it’ll take a minute for Slayer to say the same. Either way, Butt is grateful. “They are my boys,” she says. “My protectors.”