A dog is the toast of Queensland's Sunshine Coast after saving a three-year-old boy from a brown snake.
This morning Diesel, a cattle dog-dingo cross, was honoured by the RSPCA and rewarded with a big bone.
Drew Gralike was playing on a swing at his grandfather's Eumundi property when the snake attacked.
His grandfather, Stan Gralike, says Diesel jumped to the rescue.
"When the snake came up and was about to strike everything was just like it was slow motion because I couldn't get to Drew quick enough and the snake was up ready to strike and Diesel was like a cat," he said.
"It was the most amazing thing I've ever seen in my life.
"He twisted in mid-air, took off on one leg and got between Drew and the snake and grappled with the snake."
Diesel suffered two bites, but was not badly hurt.
Dog saves 3yo boy from snake - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)