A feisty chihuahua has sent a burglar packing in order to protect his family in Melbourne.
The tiny pooch, Taco, began snarling and barking when it heard the intruder outside the young family's bedrooms.
In contrast, six-year-old American staffy Baxter was content to leave the crime-fighting to his playmate.
"I don't think anyone will pick on us for having a little chihuahua now," says owner Geoff Clarke.
Unfortunately despite Taco's fierce defence the burglar escaped, believed to have used the trampoline in the backyard to jump over the back fence.
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