Andrea Banks-LuckyLucky is one pitbull-Queensland heeler mix that was named appropriately.  While on a 4th of July hike at Silverwood Lake with owner, Andrea Banks and her fiancé, Robert Morales, Andrea was corner by a snake. Lucky, sensing the danger, jumped on the snake and was bit twice in the face.

“It all happened too fast. I was right behind Andrea and I don’t think I would’ve been able to do anything it happened so fast. By the time we realized what happened, the dog had the snake in its mouth,” Morales said. “I’m so grateful to the dog.”

Banks, who is a vet assistant in training knows the dangers of snake bites to dogs so she a Morales wanted to get Lucky to a vet immediately but also wanted the snake for identification. Morales managed to actually capture the still living snake so they could take it with them.

“I was so scared I started hyperventilating and crying,” said Banks. “I didn’t think she was going to recover.”

At Animal Emergency Clinic on Ridgecrest Road in Victorville, they told Banks that if she’d gotten Lucky there any later, the prognosis would not be so good. As it was, Lucky was a very lucky dog and a hero to boot! No doubt once she’s fully recovered, she’s fully recovered, she’ll be getting the full hero treatment too!

I just love hero dog stories, especially when they highlight pitbull or pit mixes. People so desperately need to see this wonderful side of these maligned dogs. They can be so loyal and loving in the right hands. This is just one of many examples of a pit showing such wonderful life saving heroism!!

Way to go Lucky!! Andrea, sounds like you’re also the lucky one to have such a great canine companion!

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