Dog saves tot from snake

A rescued doberman repaid his new owners by saving their toddler daughter from a deadly snake.

The dog, called Khan, picked up 17-month-old Charlotte Svillicic in his teeth and threw her over his shoulder.

Khan took the bite from the king brown, the world’s third most venomous snake, instead.

The dog, rescued from an animal shelter four days earlier, leapt into action as the snake edged closer to Charlotte in her garden in Atherton near Cairns, Australia.

Charlotte’s mum Catherine said: “He saved her life by risking his own. If I had not seen it with my own eyes I would never have believed it.

“He grabbed her by the back of the nappy and threw her over his shoulder more than a metre, like she was a rag doll.”

Khan received a shot of antivenom from a vet and the family nursed him through the night. He has since made a full recovery.

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