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Girl Looking for Cell Phone Reception Bitten 6 Times By Rattlesnake

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A teenage girl was bitten six times by a rattlesnake after she wandered up into the hills near San Diego to try to find cell phone reception.

The LA Times reports that Vera Oliphant, 16, was visiting her uncle when she discovered that she couldn't make calls. Once she made her way into the woods, though, she began to hear rattles, and upon trying to escape, she stepped in a rattlesnake's nest.

Her entire body started to swell up, she said, and she was rushed to Sharp Grossmont Hospital. She's expected to fully recover, but it will take a few more weeks.