Michael Seaburgh insists the pain from the rattlesnake bite on his hand is nothing compared to the distress he would have felt if something had happened to his dog, Max.
“I knew the snake was going to bite him, so I figured I didn’t want the dog to get bitten,” said Seaburgh.
The 62-year old Phoenix man was out cleaning his swimming pool Monday morning when he heard a rattlesnake behind some of the pool equipment.
Max had heard it too, but instead of running away, the Airedale terrier started snooping around.
That’s when Seaburgh rushed over and put his hand in front of the dog’s face, a split second before the snake lunged out.
“The snake was underneath so he didn’t have much wiggle room to actually strike, but the dog’s snout was right there,” said Seaburgh. “My hand was right there and the snake’s head was 2 inches from my hand and he got me.”
Seaburgh …