CALEDONIA, Minn. (AP) — A hiker remains hospitalized after a rare rattlesnake bite in southeastern Minnesota.
The 28-year-old Mounds View man is in fair condition Wednesday at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, Wis. The hiker was taken to the hospital by ambulance Friday after being bitten by a timber rattlesnake in Beaver Creek Valley State Park near Caledonia.READ MORE: Fight Breaks Out At Eastern Carver County School Board Meeting
Minnesota DNR wildlife biologist Ed Quinn tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the reason for the rattlesnake strike is unknown.READ MORE: Weeks After Deadline, Still No Deal For Frontline Worker Pay
The last known time a timber rattler bit a person in Minnesota was 2000. Quinn says the last known fatality in Minnesota from a rattlesnake was 1868.
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