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8-year-old boy bitten by water moccasin in backyard

Boy listed in stable condition at Memorial Miramar

8-year-old boy bitten by water moccasin similar to one pictured here.
8-year-old boy bitten by water moccasin similar to one pictured here.


MIRAMAR, Fla. – An 8-year-old boy was rushed to a hospital after he was bitten by a snake in Miramar on Tuesday.

According to the child's father, the boy was playing in his backyard on Southwest 160th Avenue off Miramar Parkway, when he fell and landed on a water moccasin.

The snake was already gone when paramedics arrived at the home.

Miramar Fire Rescue officials said the boy was bitten on the hand and taken to Memorial Miramar.

Miami-Dade County's Venom Unit was flown to the hospital with antivenin.

The child is listed in stable condition and is expected to be OK.

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