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15-year-old boy bitten by rattlesnake on school football field

March 6, 2012 |  7:46 am

A 15-year-old boy was hospitalized in Riverside County after he was bitten by a rattlesnake on a school athletic field.

It happened Monday afternoon on the football field at Pomona Valley High School in Menifee. The boy was bitten in the hand. He is expected to recover, KTLA-TV reported.

Experts say that the recent warm weather has prompted rattlesnakes to emerge from hibernation earlier than usual.

To avoid getting bitten, you should wear long pants and never hike where you can't clearly see the ground, officials advised. Additionally, you should never hike alone, and if you do get bitten, seek help immediately.

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-- KTLA-TV

 

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