Loyalty and endless love, that’s how we know dogs. 

This has been proven time and again through endless tales of dogs saving their owners from a sudden threat. 

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Just like Zeus, an 8-month-old Pitbull, who laid down his life to protect his owner’s kids from a poisonous snake.

According to News18, Zeus sustained snake bites after fighting and killing a coral snake. 

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The man and his kids were in their family home in Sumter County, Florida when the incident occurred. 

Gary Richardson, the dog’s owner, told WOFL-TV that his kids were cleaning Zeus’ water-bowl when the coral snake slithered towards them. 

It was Zeus who jumped to their rescue and attacked the snake, instantly killing it but suffering a few bites in the process. 

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Remembering the moment when he saw Zeus after taking on the snake, Gary said: 

I knew when he first came in that something was wrong, and [it] was very traumatic because I knew he was dying. Pit bulls are the most loyal dog I know of, and I’ve had a lot of different animals in my life. 
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Zeus, who was born in January this year, was taken to a veterinarian doctor but died a day after the attack.