ABILENE (CBSDFW.COM) – A toddler rummaging through his toys was bitten by a baby rattlesnake, according to KTAB/KRBC.
The 1-year-old was bitten on the hand at his south Abilene home. First responders at the scene told KTAB and KRBC the boy’s hand was severely swollen, but they didn’t know his current condition.READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Wanders Into Backyard, Drowns In Pool
Investigators said they don’t believe any neglect was involved and added the heat is driving snakes to seek shelter in populated areas.READ MORE: Texas Lawmakers Debating Redistricting As Third Special Session Begins At State Capitol
Police scanner traffic indicated the boy was rushed to the hospital as a top priority, meaning his condition was likely severe.
Animal Control is checking the property for more snakes.MORE NEWS: A Closer Look At 4 Drugs Used To Treat COVID-19; What Really Works?
The popular Facebook page, Big Country Snake Removal posted about corralling a big rattlesnake from someone’s porch on the east side of Abilene.