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Baby rattlesnake strikes San Diego County infant several times


Last updated 5/3/2014 at Noon

A baby rattlesnake struck an infant several times outside a rural home near Barrett Lake this 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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