Bay Area toddler bitten by rattlesnake at home

Jun 10, 2015 11:52 AM by News Staff, Photo: Chris Johns null

PITTSBURG, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a 2-year-old girl was bitten by a rattlesnake in suburban San Francisco Tuesday night.

KNTV reports Wednesday that the girl was in the backyard of her home in a community east of San Francisco about 8 p.m. when the attack occurred.

Contra Costa Fire Battalion Chief Josh Andrews says crews found the snake nearby.

Officials say the toddler was treated on scene and then transported by medical helicopter to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, California. The child's condition was not immediately available Wednesday morning.

Earlier this month, a 4-year-old boy near Sacramento was also bitten by a rattlesnake. His pregnant mother tried to suck the venom from the wound. The boy is recovering.

Rattlesnake sightings are up, largely due to the warm, dry weather that has gripped much of the West.


Information from: KNTV-TV.

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