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Fla. Boy Bitten by Rattlesnake

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) -- A child is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake in central Florida.

Lake Mary Police said the unidentified 9-year-old had just arrived at church with his mother Friday when he reached into a patch of grass and was bitten on the finger.

The Orlando Sentinel reports the pygmy rattlesnake was about 10 inches long. It was killed with a shovel.

The boy was treated at a hospital. A church administrator told police that the child appeared to be doing well and the snake may not have injected any venom.


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