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Atta girl! 幹得好!女孩

Staff writer with AFP

Denise Long holds her grandson, Booker West, 1, as he pets Zoey, held by Monty Long, in the backyard of their home near Masonville, Colorado, USA, in July 2007. 今年七月份,狄妮絲.隆抱著她一歲的孫子布克.魏斯特,布克則拍著祖父蒙提.隆懷裡的小狗柔依,在他們位於科羅拉多州北部,靠近梅森維爾的自宅後院裡。


Zoey, the dog shown in the picture, is a Chihuahua, but when a rattlesnake tried to bite her owners' 1-year-old grandson, she was a real bulldog.

Booker West was splashing his hands in a birdbath in his grandparents' backyard in northern Colorado, USA, when the snake slithered up to the toddler, rattled and struck. 2.3kg Zoey jumped in the way and took the bites.

"She got in between Booker and the snake, and that's when I heard her yipe," said Monty Long, the boy's grandfather said.

The dog had to go to the vet and for a time it seemed she might not live. Luckily she got better, and is now full of energy.

"These little bitty dogs, they just don't really get credit," Booker's grandma Denise Long told the Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald.





「這些小狗狗們真該受到表揚。」布克的祖母狄妮絲.隆對當地的《Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald》日報說。



1. rattlesnake n.

響尾蛇 (xiang2 wei3 she2)

例: Rattlesnakes are very dangerous.


2. bulldog n.

鬥牛犬 (dou4 niu2 quan3)

例: My aunt has a bulldog. He's very brave.


3. slither v.t.

滑行 (hua2 xing2)

例: The eel slithered toward me.


2. yipe interj.

驚恐聲 (jing1 kong3 sheng1)

例: I heard Michael yipe as he came across the snakehead fish.


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