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May 14, 2013 4:57 PM by Brian White

Tucson woman, 79, bit by baby rattler

TUCSON - A 79-year-old woman was bit by a newly born rattlesnake Tuesday morning.

The woman was outside when it happened just after 11 a.m., Tucson Fire Department spokesman Cpt. Barrett Baker said.

The neonate, or newly hatched snake, struck the left index finger of the woman, Barrett added.

The woman was taken to the hospital. No update as of yet on her condition.

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