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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A young girl's parents say she was bitten by a snake inside her home Monday morning.

The incident happened in the 2400 block of Mercer Circle South, near University Boulevard.

According to the girl's parents, the snake was in her bedroom on top of the pet hamster's cage. The girl tried to move the snake, but it bit her.

When the paramedics arrived, they asked the parents to take the girl to the hospital.

Parents believe the snake likely came from a nearby creek.

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