PALM CITY, Fla. -- A large rattlesnake was captured and relocated after the snake bit a homeowner's dog in Martin County.
Martin County Sheriff's Office Animal Services responded to a call at Highland's Preserve regarding the snake bite.
The snake was near the homeowner's pool area, attempting to hide in bushes.
MCSO says the snake had just killed a small rabbit prior to attacking the dog.
Animal Services Officer Kneubehl captured the snake and removed it from the area.
MCSO says the snake was relocated to a large preserve.
The dog was bitten in the face and was rushed to a local pet emergency clinic, then transferred to another clinic in Palm Beach County where anti-venom was available.
The dog is recovering, but MCSO says he has a long road ahead.
If you suspect your animal was bitten by a venomous snake, officials advise you be aware which local pet emergency clinics keep anti-venom readily available.