15-year-old bitten by rattlesnake in Peoria

Posted at 7:43 PM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-15 22:43:48-04

A Valley teenager is in the hospital after he was bitten by a rattlesnake.

15-year-old Andrew Johnson says he was trying to take a short cut home with two friends near 67th Avenue and Jomax Road when he climbed over a wall and landed on a bush.

Andrew said he felt a sharp prick in his ankle, but he continued to walk home.

Andrew said he didn't think much of it till his foot started to swell.

Snakebites appear to be trending up.

Banner University Medical Center says it has seen 11 rattlesnake bites just this month.