The owner of the hero pit bull that died after killing a venomous snake outside the family's home says she owes her son's life to the courageous pup. Georgina Richardson spoke to Inside Edition about the death of Zeus, the Florida family's 8-month-old dog. While her 10-year-old son Oriley was playing outside, Zeus lunged in Oriley's direction and began fussing with something on the ground. "I thought it was a rope. He had it in his mouth and he was shaking it around," Oriley told Inside Edition.