Todd the Golden Retriever puppy heroically stood between his owner and the snake, resulting in him getting bit right on his face.
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The mostly healed Todd got quite the honor at an Arizona Diamondbacks pre-game ceremony.
The six-month-old pup word a Diamondbacks jersey during the "dog days of summer" game.
The irony wasn't lost on his owner.
"I think it's kind of ironic the Diamondbacks are honoring him, since a diamondback bit him."
While Todd did not throw out the first pitch, his owner says that's okay he'd probably be a better fetcher anyway.