Riverside County Man Bitten by Rattlesnake in His Living Room

September 14, 2018 - 4:28 pm

(KNX 1070) -- Rattlesnakes can be found pretty much anywhere in Southern California: from hiking trails to backyards -- and even inside your living room. 

Riverside County Animal Services
A Riverside County retiree was bitten by a rattlesnake in his own home, sending him to Loma Linda Medical Center for special treatment.  The biting snake turned out to be one of three caught in the house.

All three captured snakes had been reported in Riverside, and later released at a remote location, Welsh said.

John Welsh at Riverside County Animal Services tells KNX we are still very much in rattlesnake season: 

The victim adds that the snake bit him wthout ever making a sound.