Meet Khan, a Doberman Pinscher who became a hero when he saved 17-month-old Charlotte Svillcic from the deadly bite of a venomous King Brown Snake.
Danger Lurks In The Family Garden
It happened one warm day a few years ago in the land down under when a little girl named Charlotte was playing in the family garden under the watchful eye of her mother. Suddenly khan's behavior changed and the dog began to snarl loudly. He attempted to nudge the toddler away from where she was standing, but she wouldn't move. Unbeknownst to anyone else and visible only to Khan was the world's third most venomous snake lying under the family home. Desperate, Khan picked her up by her diaper and gently tossed her a few feet behind him. The movement startled the King Brown Snake and it lunged forward, biting poor Khan on the paw. (See: Hero Cat Takes Bullet Meant For Three-Year Old.)
Khan Reacted Immediately To The Deadly, Venomous Bite
After being bitten, Khan ran inside and immediately collapsed. Charlotte's mother rushed the brave animal to tthe vet who administered an anti-venom shot. Poor Khan spent a very painful night in the hospital, but he made a full recovery and ate a large breakfast the next day. A local snake expert informed the press that Khan may have escaped death because the snake was not able to inject a large amount of venom into his paw. Results would have been different and certainly lethal if the bite had pierced little Charlotte's skin. ( See: Heroic Dog Attacks Suicide Bomber.)
The Child's Mother Witnessed The Terrifying Incident
Charlotte's mother, Catherine, informed the press: "If I had not seen it with my own eyes, I would never have believed it. Khan was really concentrating; he kept trying to nudge her but it wasn't working, so he grabbed her by the back of her nappy, and threw her over his shoulder more than a metre (about three feet). Charlotte looked pretty shocked and Khan screamed, as if he had been stabbed . I quickly realized that it was a snake and that Khan had been trying to get between her and the snake before he threw her." (See: Hero Cat Bites Burglar And Saves Family.)
Khan the Winder Dog Has Found His Forever Home
Brave Khan returned to his loving and ever grateful family who were incredibly moved by this dog's selflessness and heroism. Charlotte's mother told the press that Khan was starving, had been severely beaten and suffered from broken ribs when he had been brought into the shelter where her family found him. She said: "He was an abused dog. It was borderline on whether or not he should be put down because he was in such a bad way." (See: Blind Dog Teaches Children To See.)
Now known as "Khan The Wonder Dog," this brave Doberman Pinscher will spend the rest of his life in luxury. In Catherine's own words: "If Khan wants a golden bowl, Khan gets it. We owe him for the rest of his life."
Hey Khan, kudos and goodness to you!