Toddler Dies After Being Bitten by Rattlesnake

Thursday, Aug 12, 2010  |  Updated 10:15 AM CDT
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Toddler Dies After Being Bitten by Rattlesnake

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A rattlesnake tastes the air.

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An Austin-area toddler has died after being bitten by a rattlesnake while with her family near a north Texas lake.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office says Peyton Hood of Pflugerville died early Wednesday. She would have turned 2 next month.

The Palo Pinto County Sheriff's department says deputies Tuesday night received a call from a woman saying her granddaughter had suffered a snake bite while near Possum Kingdom Lake.

The medical examiner's office says the girl was transported to a Fort Worth hospital, where she died.

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