Infant bitten by baby rattlesnake

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rattlesnake-seasonDEERHORN VALLEY, Calif. — A baby rattlesnake struck an infant several times outside a rural home near Barrett Lake Friday afternoon, sending the child to a trauma center for urgent care, authorities reported.

The emergency in the 20000 block of Manzanita Way in Deerhorn Valley was reported shortly before 4:30 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

Medics airlifted the infant to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, said Kendal Bortisser, a fire captain with the state agency. The victim’s condition was not immediately available.

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