Dog Acts ‘Aggressively’ With Toddler Days After Family Adopts Him.

Days after a family adopted an abused rescue dog, the mother noticed right away when the dog began acting “aggressively” near her 17-month-old child. The doberman grabbed the small girl and threw her like a ragdoll before she could react. Though first appalled, the mother soon understood things were not as they first seemed. She was dealing with a life-or-death emergency.

(Four days after Catherine Svillicic adopted a Doberman from a shelter, the dog started acting aggressively toward her daughter. (Stock image for visual representation only. Photo Credit: Pixabay)

The mother knew the Doberman named Khan Catherine Svillicic and her family chose from an animal rescue center had been mistreated growing up. Still, Catherine wanted to give the dog a chance, so she brought him home to join her family. She would definitely know four days later whether that was a wise choice after observing Khan acting “aggressively.”

Catherine kept a close eye on their new puppy when he was around her 17-month-old daughter, Charlotte, since Khan’s background and Dobermans are sometimes viewed as aggressive dogs. Catherine only found Khan acting aggressively in the yard outside their house close to the Australian city of Cairns four days later. The toddler was playing there.

(Catherine Svillicic quickly took notice when Khan seemed to begin acting aggressively as Charlotte played outside. (Photo Credit: Facebook)

It was only a nudge at first, but Khan was whirling Charlotte like a ragdoll later. “Khan was really focusing and was acting aggressively towards Charlotte — and kept trying to nudge her but it wasn’t working,” Catherine said. Then, as she watched in horror, the Australian family seemed to be headed toward the worst.

Like she was a ragdoll, he grabbed her by the rear of the nappy and threw her over his shoulder more than a meter, Catherine said. But the scared mother soon found things were not as they seemed. Although the act of violence initially horrified Catherine, she experienced a change in horror when she noticed what was slithering across the yard in front of Khan.

(Khan had spotted a deadly king brown snake, ready to strike from its hiding place, only inches from little Charlotte. (Stock image for visual representation only. Photo Credit: Pixabay)

Unfortunately, a loud yelp followed that realization, and Catherine realized she was dealing with a different kind of emergency than she had initially thought. “Charlotte looked pretty stunned and Khan screamed like he had been stabbed,” Catherine said. “I realized he had been trying to get in between her and the snake before he threw her.”

Neither was any snake either, not just any. Just inches from the oblivious toddler, Khan had seen a king brown snake, the third most venomous snake in the world. But Khan was not slow to place himself between the lethal reptile and small Charlotte. Thanks to the heroic dog, who took the bite instead, the snake missed the young child when it struck from its hiding place under the Svillicic house. Sadly, Khan emerged from the ordeal unbroken.

FaithIt claims that Khan was bitten by a poisonous snake, but he recovered fully with an anti-venom shot from the veterinarian. His new family, who claimed he acted purposefully and may have been returning their kindness for saving him from an animal shelter, said they appreciated his unassuming sacrifice, as the Daily Mail reported. After the horrific experience, a grateful Catherine said, “He saved her life by risking his own.” He is Khan the Wonder Dog from now on.

Many people immediately thought the amazing narrative was too good to be true, given the attention it attracted. Actually, it was even highlighted in a NY Post “Weird but True” article. Originally scheduled for 2007, it has gone viral time and again, even appearing in a Yahoo! News article years later. Good news never gets old, nor do improbable heroes, whose tails— pun intended — of bravery will live long after they are gone.

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