DeBary, FL – A 5-year-old from DeBary is recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake, which he picked up, thinking it was a toy.
It happened at a home on Fort Florida Point Rd near the St. Johns River.
The boy was brought to the hospital and is doing OK, according to his family.
Deputies caught and killed the snake, which was most likely a pygmy rattlesnake.
More on this story at News 6.
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