3-year-old girl airlifted after being bitten by snake

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CHINO HILL, Calif. - A 3-year-old girl was airlifted to a hospital after being bitten by a snake in Chino Hills, about 100 miles north of San Diego, officials told KTLA.

Paramedics went to Soquel Canyon Road and Pipeline Avenue around 9:30 a.m., where the girl had suffered a snakebite while walking on a nearby trail, Chino Valley Fire Battalion Chief Rich Higgins told KTLA.

The child was being treated for the wound to her left knee at Loma Linda University Medical Center, authorities said.  She was in stable condition.

Unconfirmed initial reports indicated the snake was a rattlesnake, according to the battalion chief.

"As the weather continues to get warmer, snakes are going to be out," Higgins told KTLA. "We want you to be mindful of where you're walking and when you are walking out on the trails, to use the proper attire so you can protect yourself."

A week ago, a 3-year-old boy was also bitten on the knee by a snake in Boulevard, 65 miles east of San Diego.  He remained at Rady Childrens' Hospital Tuesday and had undergone several treatments, a family member told FOX 5.