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Toddler bitten by rattlesnake near Idyllwild

Young child flown by helicopter to hospital after unknown rattler struck its finger

MOUNTAIN CENTER, Calif. - A toddler is in stable condition after being bit by a rattlesnake at a Christian camp in Mountain Center.

A CalFire statement said medics were called to the Pine Springs Ranch on Apple Ranch Road at 1:43 p.m., Saturday in the mountains south of Palm Springs.

Firefighters said the toddler was bitten on the finger by an unknown breed of rattlesnake. 

A doctor went to the scene with anti-venom to treat the child.

The boy was then flown to a hospital and reported to be in stable condition, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

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