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Child hospitalized after being bitten by rattlesnake in Ann Arbor

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ANN ARBOR, Mich (WJBK) -- A child was taken to the hospital after being bitten by a rattlesnake in Ann Arbor Wednesday.

University of Michigan police say the child was visiting the Matthaei Botanical Gardens on Dixboro Road when the bite happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say the child was bitten by an Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake.  According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, this is the smallest and least venomous rattlesnake.  It is also the only venomous snake in the state.

The child was transported to the hospital for treatment.

At this time, police have not released the child's age, gender, or current condition.
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