Man, 66, bitten by rattlesnake at Volusia County landfill

Victim taken to hospital

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager

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

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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