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Florida man critically injured after rattlesnake bites him on the tongue

FILE - Rattlesnake crossing sign (Cropped Photo: MGN Photo - Chris O'Sullivan)

A Putnam County man was airlifted to a Jacksonville hospital Tuesday after he was bitten on the tongue by a venomous rattlesnake.

Putnam County Fire and EMS Battalion Chief Paul Flateau said they responded to a snakebite call around 4:30 p.m.

Flateau said they treated the man and had him airlifted to him UF Health in Jacksonville.

Flateau said he never saw a snake while at the scene and didn't know if it was a pet.

The man's name has not been released and his current condition is not known.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says deputies were not called to the scene because it was dispatched as a medical call.

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