Teenager bitten by possible coral snake on bike trail in SW Austin

FILE - A coral snake (AP Photo/via Conservation Southeast, Mark Bailey)
FILE - A coral snake (AP Photo/via Conservation Southeast, Mark Bailey)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – A teen-aged boy was taken to the hospital Saturday evening after suffering an apparent snake bite at Veloway Park in southwest Austin, said Austin-Travis County EMS.

The call came in at about 7:23 p.m. for the teenager on the bike trail in the 4900 of La Crosse Avenue just east of MoPac Expressway.

Medics transported him to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with a serious snake bite possibly from a coral snake. ATC EMS said the bite was not expected to be life threatening.

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