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Hero dog saves boy from snake - Dingo Saves Baby
news ^ | November 14, 2008

Posted on 11/14/2008 12:10:47 PM PST by JoeProBono

A DOG that leapt between a three-year-old boy and a highly venomous brown snake has been honoured by the RSPCA. Diesel, a cattle dog-dingo cross, was today hailed as a hero and received a big bone for saving a Sunshine Coast couple's grandson from being bitten by the snake.

Drew Gralike was playing on a swing last month at his grandfather's Eumundi property when the snake appeared.

Diesel leapt between the boy and the snake, receiving a near-fatal bite.

Drew's grandfather, Stan Gralike, told ABC Radio that the snake was about to strike when Diesel intervened.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dingo; doggieping; dogs; gooddog
"When the snake came up and was about to strike, everything was just like it was slow motion, because I couldn't get to Drew quick enough and the snake was up ready to strike and Diesel was like a cat," Mr Gralike said.

"He twisted in mid-air, took off on one leg and got between Drew and the snake and grappled with the snake."

The family rushed Diesel to the nearest veterinary clinic where he pulled throu gh after a second dose of anti-venom.

For his courageous act, he received a plaque declaring him the winner of the RSPCA's animal achievement award.

Australian Cattle Dog/Dingo

1 posted on 11/14/2008 12:10:47 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Smart dog.


2 posted on 11/14/2008 12:13:50 PM PST by Dante3
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To: Dante3
"Smart dog."

Not only smart, but great bar-atones


3 posted on 11/14/2008 12:19:39 PM PST by JoeProBono ( Loose Associations - Postcards from My Mind)
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks for posting a nice man’s best friend story.


4 posted on 11/14/2008 12:19:51 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s a better ending than...

“Maybe the dingo ate yo’ baby”


5 posted on 11/14/2008 12:24:41 PM PST by Phoenix11
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To: JoeProBono

Dogs are great. Great story.


6 posted on 11/14/2008 12:25:39 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Phoenix11
"Maybe the dingo ate yo’ baby”

Dingos have gotten a bad rap


7 posted on 11/14/2008 12:27:09 PM PST by JoeProBono ( Loose Associations - Postcards from My Mind)
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To: JoeProBono

Dogs are great. Great story.


8 posted on 11/14/2008 12:28:19 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: JoeProBono
For his courageous act, he received a plaque declaring him the winner of the RSPCA's animal achievement award.

I don't think canines care much about such things. Still, this is a pretty amazing story.

9 posted on 11/14/2008 12:28:24 PM PST by stevem
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To: JoeProBono

This brings tears to my eyes. Diesel looks just like our beloved Cody that died a couple of year ago.


10 posted on 11/14/2008 12:28:24 PM PST by Library Lady
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To: JoeProBono

Awesome dog.


11 posted on 11/14/2008 12:29:13 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: JoeProBono

This is another reason I like and trust dogs more than polticians.....

nice good dog story....thanks for the post


12 posted on 11/14/2008 12:29:46 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: JoeProBono

How many cats would do such a thing?

Cats are worthless compared with dogs.


13 posted on 11/14/2008 12:30:08 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Concerning Larry Sinclair: It is strange when you can be thankful for having a pervert on your side.)
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To: JoeProBono; Red Badger

ping for your diesel group


14 posted on 11/14/2008 12:35:33 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Save America......... put out lots of waferin)
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To: ConservativeMind

or about anything else.


15 posted on 11/14/2008 12:37:29 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Save America......... put out lots of waferin)
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To: ConservativeMind
How many cats would do such a thing?

Cat owners don't need to rely on their pets to protect them from varmints.

You big sissy.

16 posted on 11/14/2008 12:38:08 PM PST by LiberConservative (Typical white guy)
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To: JoeProBono; sully777; vigl; Cagey; Abathar; A. Patriot; B Knotts; getsoutalive; muleskinner; ...
Rest In Peace, old friend, your work is finished.....

If you want ON or OFF the DIESEL ”KnOcK” LIST just FReepmail me.....

This is a fairly HIGH VOLUME ping list on some days.....

THANKS TO BERT!..................

17 posted on 11/14/2008 12:38:59 PM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: Kimmers

A dog will never stab you in the back....................


18 posted on 11/14/2008 12:40:46 PM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: JoeProBono

“There was a boy who had a dog

“Dingo was his name

“D-I-N-G-O x 3

“Dingo was his name”


19 posted on 11/14/2008 12:50:46 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Palin-Diesel 2012!


20 posted on 11/14/2008 1:02:22 PM PST by coon2000
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To: ConservativeMind

My Maine Coon cat did herd some escaped chicks back from the road once, without eating even one.


21 posted on 11/14/2008 1:14:58 PM PST by nina0113 (Hugh Akston is my hero.)
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To: JoeProBono
Good boy!

We had a Jack Russel Terrier do a really remarkable thing. My husband was working in the back room when he heard Bobo bark. A JRT barking was not very unusual but he came to where my husband was and kept going back into the other room barking the whole time. A floor electric plug had shorted out and was shooting sparks up under the couch and was about to set it on fire. Good boy Bobo!

22 posted on 11/14/2008 1:35:23 PM PST by Ditter
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To: JoeProBono

You see the small white patch on the top of his head? It means he is directly related to the original first Australian Cattle Dog aka Blue Heeler.

I’ve got a Half Blue Heeler Half Cocker Spaniel.

Blue Heelers are wonderful working dogs and pets. Good dog, for sure.


23 posted on 11/14/2008 2:00:59 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (Psalm 66:7b "He watches every movement of the nations. Rebels will not be able to oppose Him.")
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To: JoeProBono; glock rocks; SouthTexas; Pete-R-Bilt; B4Ranch

Good Dog Ping...


24 posted on 11/14/2008 2:04:17 PM PST by tubebender (Retirement...The art and science of Killing time before it Kills you...)
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To: JoeProBono

And my dog thinks he’s a hero for saving me from a box turtle. Gotta get me one of them dingo mixes.


25 posted on 11/14/2008 2:05:54 PM PST by yazoo
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Elaine, sitting on the couch
near a pretentious woman.

Woman:  I wonder what happened to my fiancé.  I know he's here somewhere.
Ellen?  Have you seen my fiancé?

Ellen:  He's upstairs.

Woman:  Are you going upstairs?  Tell my fiancé I'm looking for him.  I have
lost my fiancé, the poor baby.

Elaine:  Maybe the dingo ate your baby.

Woman:  What?

Elaine:  The dingo ate your baby!

26 posted on 11/14/2008 2:18:40 PM PST by Daffynition ("A gov't big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.)
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To: tubebender

That pup is worth his feed without any doubt in my book.


27 posted on 11/14/2008 2:55:42 PM PST by B4Ranch (("In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." FDR)
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To: B4Ranch
First Wife is having her nails gold plated and I had to play ball with Dolly the Sharp Eyed Huntin Dog. I have never seen a Dog throw a ball that far and that fast...
28 posted on 11/14/2008 3:13:34 PM PST by tubebender (Retirement...The art and science of Killing time before it Kills you...)
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To: Daffynition

29 posted on 11/14/2008 3:38:12 PM PST by JoeProBono ( Loose Associations - Postcards from My Mind)
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To: tubebender

Damn good dog!


30 posted on 11/14/2008 3:52:33 PM PST by SouthTexas (Remember, it took a Jimmy Carter to bring us a Ronald Reagan!)
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To: JoeProBono

Haaa Haaa


31 posted on 11/14/2008 4:01:53 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: tubebender

Your Dad used to say, “Don’t eat that Elmer. Son, that’s horse sh!t”

I never did know why he called you Elmer.


32 posted on 11/14/2008 4:03:26 PM PST by B4Ranch (("In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." FDR)
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To: B4Ranch

My sister had a Bagel named Elmer...


33 posted on 11/14/2008 4:09:59 PM PST by tubebender (Retirement...The art and science of Killing time before it Kills you...)
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To: tubebender

Dingo crosses can be pains in the ass.

I have two. I love them, but damn they test me....


34 posted on 11/14/2008 6:17:35 PM PST by waterhill (An armed man has the means for independence)
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To: tubebender; B4Ranch

My sister had a moose named Elmer.

Y’all know the rest of the story.


35 posted on 11/14/2008 6:26:15 PM PST by glock rocks (Keep the change. Palin 2012)
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To: JoeProBono

Larson is the best!


36 posted on 11/14/2008 6:46:24 PM PST by A knight without armor
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To: glock rocks
My sister had an Elmer named Moose. What a ditz


37 posted on 11/14/2008 7:00:09 PM PST by JoeProBono ( Loose Associations - Postcards from My Mind)
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To: A knight without armor
"Larson is the best!"

Yup


38 posted on 11/14/2008 7:07:44 PM PST by JoeProBono ( Loose Associations - Postcards from My Mind)
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