Reports of rattlesnakes biting dogs in Deltona

- An English Bulldog is recovering after his owner says he was attacked by a rattlesnake in his kennel.  He's concerned it could happen to others.

"The head was like a diamond, pure big diamond... it was something out of a movie. I would never think that would ever happen to my dog," said Louis Narvaez. "Chappy got bit in the face."

Narvaez says a 6-to-7-foot-long rattlesnake attacked both his dogs.

"He's got a swollen face. I had to rush him to a hospital in Kissimmee, which thank God they had the anti-venom."

His other dog, Meatball, wasn't so lucky.

"Meatball she's gone. She didn't make it. She got hit in the chest. She got the full blown of the venom."

Narvaez said he killed the rattlesnake with a machete.  He's worried there's more out there.

"My concern is kids, other people's dogs, other animals. "

Two miles away, Aida Otero is also concerned.  She said her dog, Lady, was killed by a rattlesnake two weeks ago, as well as another neighbor's dog.

"She had bites around the nose and was bleeding. I called my husband and we took her to the vet right away."

A City of Deltona spokesperson said that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has a license to trap them, but the city does not. If the snake is still around, they'll send an officer to the location. But either way they want to be notified so they can track everything that happens.

Meanwhile, it's unnerving for residents like Otero.

"Something has to be done, because we do have these lots and kids. What are we waiting for?"

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