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.