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Man, 66, bitten by rattlesnake at Volusia County landfill

Victim taken to hospital

File photo of an eastern diamondback rattlesnake, courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife.
File photo of an eastern diamondback rattlesnake, courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife. (FWC)

PORT ORANGE, Fla. – A 66-year-old man was bitten by a rattlesnake Wednesday while working in Volusia County, officials said.

Firefighters told News 6 that the man was working at a landfill on Tomoka Farms Road in Port Orange when the snake bit him on the left leg.

A man who called 911 told the operator that the victim was bleeding but conscious. The snake slithered off into some thick grass nearby. 

The man was taken to a hospital.

Authorities said the man was conscious, but his condition has not been released.


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