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It's really a miracle that Beast is still alive.  The 9-year-old American Staffordshire survived a rattlesnake bite while protecting his family.

Last Thursday afternoon is a day Sandy Ruggerio would like to forget.  After letting her three dogs out in her backyard her dog Beast was attacked by the eastern diamondback rattlesnake and bit around his right eye.

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) -  Trina Eggert was born in Iowa, but moved after her parents split up. She says, "I moved to Dallas, Texas with my dad when they divorced, so I …