MEDFORD, Ore. -- A teen who picked up a snake at Applegate, about 15 miles west of Medford, didn't know it was a rattler until he saw two puncture marks in his finger.

Applegate Fire District Capt. Greg Gilbert told The Mail Tribune it was a baby timber rattler that had not yet grown its rattles.

Rescuers took the boy to a Medford hospital for treatment Sunday, and Gilbert said he appeared to be doing well.

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