Florida man bit on tongue while trying to kiss rattlesnake

Witnesses say he was trying to kiss the snake before it bit him.

A Bostwick man is in critical condition after a rattlesnake bit him Tuesday afternoon in Putnam County, authorities say.

Putnam County Fire Rescue responded to Airport Estates Road after getting a call about the snakebite around 4:30 p.m., says a fire rescue captain.

The man was conscious but had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Authorities believe the snake is an eastern diamondback rattlesnake.

This story is developing. Stay with First Coast News for updates.

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