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Hero dog reunites with military family in Spain

Nov. 29, 2012 - 08:38AM   |   Last Updated: Nov. 29, 2012 - 08:38AM  |  
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Dante the black lab is ready for a happy reunion with his military family in Spain after performing some heroics back home in Kissimmee.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-dog-snake-bite-military-family-spain-20121128,0,6143953.story">The Orlando Sentinel reported that Navy Commander Carle Eierle and his wife, Charlotte, had to leave Dante behind in September when they moved to a naval base in Madrid. Dante stayed with Charlotte Eierle's mother, Gudrun Mastriano.

Mastriano said they were returning home from a walk one day when a venomous cottonmouth snake lunged at them. Dante pounced on the snake and dragged it away. The snake bit him on the face and leg.

Dante underwent seven $125 treatments in a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy unit as he recovered over the last two months.

Now healthy, Dante left for Madrid on Wednesday.

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