As the dog tries to break free, a rattlesnake latches on to him and bites him five times

Toad, a German Shorthaired Pointer, was outside near his Kuna, Idaho home when he encountered a rattlesnake, writes ilovemydogsomuch.The rattlesnake seized him and bit the poor dog five times.

“As I approached him, I noticed a snake cartwheeling in the air, so I kept him between me and the snake, and when I went to grab him, big mistake, there were multiple snakes,” his owner, Fritz Brownell, told KTVB.

Toad’s owners rushed him to the vet, but the venom had already taken effect, causing him to bleed from his lips and gums.The vets examined him quickly and discovered that he had been bitten on both sides of his face, as well as multiple times on his front left leg.He swelled up immediately, but vets gave him anti-venom.His owners were worried he wouldn’t make it, but he did.

As Toad recovers, his owners are warning other pet owners to be cautious in areas where rattlesnakes may be present.According to Idaho Fish and Game, the best thing to do right now is keep your dogs on a leash when walking in the foothills or desert.