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VIDEO: Pit Bulls save kids from snake

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When a poisonous snake slithered into a yard where two young children were playing, the family dogs came to the rescue. 

But they paid a price. 

One of the heroes, a Pit Bull named Slayer, really lived up to his name. Today, Slayer is recovering in a veterinary hospital in Hillsborough County, Florida. 

Slayer and his partner Paco killed the snake in the yard where the family's young grandchildren were playing. 

But both dogs were rushed to an emergency clinic, with severe reactions, where it was determined they were bitten twice in the face.

"They don't ask for anything - all they want is you love, so it's very hard to see them in need, and not be able to do a whole lot for them," said Melissa Butt, Grandmother. 

Paco was bitten in the elbow and is already back home and doing fine. The organization "Frankies Friends" has started a fundraising site to help the family pay for emergency care costs. 

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