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Florida Amazon delivery driver bitten by venomous rattlesnake while dropping off package

MATRIN COUNTY, Fla. — An Amazon driver is in serious condition after she was bitten by a venomous rattlesnake in Florida.

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Martin County deputies responded after the driver was bitten in the upper thigh.

Experts said rattlesnakes thrive in Florida’s tropical climate.

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Despite their higher numbers, bites like this are very rare.

While most are completely harmless, experts say you should always assume all snakes have the potential to be dangerous.

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“If you are going to be doing yard work, I always advise closed-toed shoes,” said Amy Kight with Busch Wildlife Sanctuary. “If you are going to be in tall grasses take a rake ahead of you, if your pet is going to be outdoors, be outdoors with them.”

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Amazon released a statement saying, “Our thoughts are with the driver, and we hope for a full recovery after this frightening incident.”

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