A Hillsborough County boy is recovering after being bitten by a snake in his backyard.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue says they responded to a call of a reported rattlesnake bite in the Summerfield area of the county, near Riverview.

A 6-year-old had been playing in his yard when he was bitten, at least once, by a small rattlesnake.

The child was treated on the scene and transported without incident to SouthBay Hospital where the appropriate anti-venom was readily available.

The snake was captured and transported with the team for positive identification.

Disposition of snake is unknown.