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9-year-old bitten by rattlesnake in Land O' Lakes, airlifted to hospital

Posted at 1:53 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 14:20:02-05

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — A 9-year-old child was bitten by a diamondback rattlesnake Wednesday afternoon.

It happened in the 18400 block of of Dajana Ave. in Land O' Lakes.

The child was airlifted to Tampa General to receive anti-venom.

Diamondback rattlesnakes can strike a distance up to 2/3 of their body length, according to the FWC.

For more information on diamondback rattlesnakes, click here.