Tennessee couple Bryan and Alicia Holloway would often let their 18-month-old toddler, Bryson, play with their family dog in the yard. Their bright Australian Shepherd dog, named Shiloh, would always be gentle with Bryson, so the Holloways were sure that their kid was safe with the dog.
One day, the parents panicked when they saw Shiloh aggressively lunging at Bryson while playing in the yard. For a second, the Holloways doubted the dog’s intentions.But then they saw a huge Copperhead snake crawling by their son’s foot! Shiloh didn’t care about his own life and immediately attacked the snake!
Shiloh quickly used his body to protect his brother from the snake, which then slithered into the yard. The serpent escaped the yard but the dog became quivering and fell to the ground. The parents understood that their brave dog had been bitten by a poisonous snake. They rushed Shiloh to the hospital, where he was given appropriate antibiotics that helped save his life.
Shiloh endured immense swelling and pain for a few weeks, but he’s doing okay now. The family is extremely grateful to Shiloh for rising in the face of danger and saving their little boy.
They consider themselves blessed to have such a loyal and brave companion by their side. As for Shiloh, he proudly considers himself to be the bona fide protector of the Holloway clan!
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