A 1-year-old Abilene boy was bitten by a baby rattlesnake hiding in some toys outside his home Tuesday afternoon.
KRBC reports the child was bitten on the hand, leading to severe swelling and a trip to a hospital. Paramedics did not disclose the boy's condition, KRBC reported.
Animal control officers were dispatched to check the property for more snakes.
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Investigators did not suspect neglect because heat is driving snakes to seek shelter in populated areas. Rattlesnakes have been spotted in several areas around Abilene in recent weeks.