SPANISH FLAT – A snake bite sends one Lost Coast hiker to the hospital.
A female juvenile along with her family were hiking on the Lost Coast trail south of Petrolia at around 4:30PM Monday afternoon when she was bit by a rattle snake.
A helicopter was unable to fly to the area due to fog.
She was able to hike to the roadway and got a ride to Gerald Phelps hospital in Garberville.
It was determined a ‘dry bite’ in which no venom was delivered.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reminds hikers, hunters and pet owners there have been a high number of rattlesnake sightings this year and to use extra caution when spending time outdoors.