A Gold Coast woman is missing her beloved Chihuahua after it died battling a brown snake.
Evangeline Lim’s 10-year-old dog Cooper took on the Brown snake while she was was hanging out the washing last week.
'The snake was upside down and Cooper was on top of it and wrestling,' she told the Gold Coast Bulletin.
'He was obviously saving me from the snake.'
While Ms Lim managed to rescue Cooper the dog had been bitten and died within 10 minutes.
'We rushed to get to the car to take him to the vet and my daughter was backing the car out... but by this point he was already going into cardiac arrest,' she said.