HUECO TANKS, Texas -- A small pup is recovering from a venomous bite he suffered while protecting two girls from a rattlesnake in West Texas.

The family says Psycho is a hero.

The girls say they were making mud pies when they came across the rattlesnake. But before it could attack, Psycho jumped in.

Psycho took a bite to the eyelid. He had some swelling after the attach, but doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

He's due back in the veterinarian's office for a check-up in one week.

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