06/19/2013 07:48 pm ET

Hero Dog Saves Hikers From Rattlesnake On Mt. Tamalpais Trail


If it wasn’t for their dog’s instincts, a San Francisco couple would probably have spent Father’s Day in the hospital.

Mighty Shakira is being hailed a hero by her owners, who say the 13-month-old Anatolian Shepherd foiled a potentially deadly rattlesnake attack on Sunday at Mount Tamalpais State Park, San Francisco Chronicle outdoors columnist Tom Stienstra reports. John Forsyth of San Francisco and his wife, Diane Castanaon, were about a quarter mile up the Matt Davis Trail when the dog spotted them in their tracks.

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