TINY TERROR: Lyn Solburn (left) with mum Joyce Elliott and Molly the brave little Jack Russell terrier.
TINY TERROR: Lyn Solburn (left) with mum Joyce Elliott and Molly the brave little Jack Russell terrier.

Hero pooch praised after saving granny from snake

MOLLY the Jack Russell has been labelled a hero after saving her neighbours from a 1m eastern brown snake.

Inala resident Lyn Solburn firmly believes she or her mother might not be here today if it wasn't for little Molly.

"The snake was right next to my back door, and Molly saw it and she started barking at it," Ms Solburn said.

"I was inside, but my elderly mother was sitting outside just down from the front door. When I came outside, the snake took to me. If I had been a foot closer, it would have bitten me. The snake then started moving towards my mother, but Molly was still there barking and trying to protect her. My mum is 94 years old and she would not have been able to move away in time.

"The snake was aggro and I think it was because it looked like it had been run over by a car. You could see its tail had been injured and it looked like there was a tyre mark on it."

Ms Solburn is full of praise for her plucky little pooch.

"Molly is my little hero and champion. She really does protect the both of us. She wanders over and makes sure that my mum is okay every morning and every night."



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