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UPDATE: Eula student bit by rattlesnake on first day of school improving

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:23:27 AM CST   Updated On: Aug 28 2013 12:19:56 PM CDT
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EULA, Texas -

UPDATE: The female student has been listed in fair condition as of 4 p.m. Tuesday.  The superintendent tells KTXS maintenance crews have combed the area looking for more snake activity in the part of campus where she was bit. 

It was a rough start to the school year Monday for one Eula ISD student.

The female athlete was on the way to the school weight room when she was bit by a rattlesnake.  This was about 3:30 p.m., just after classes had been let out.

The girl was walking barefoot and was bitten on the toe.

School staff attended to the girl, then members of the Eula Volunteer Fire Department responded.

The girl was taken by ambulance to an Abilene hospital where she's being treated for snake bite.