People seem a bit more on the look out at Border Town Flea Market after word spread a five - year old girl was bitten by a poisonous snake. Merce Cepeda kept his child close by. “The snakes are looking for more shady and cooler areas to avoid the heat,” he says. City officials say at this time of year people must watch their step in the brush. Avoid trash pile-ups, because growth and food is what spiders, scorpians, and snakes are looking for. This Highway 359 flea market sits across the city landfill. “I’ve never seen one, but they have told me about them. They were telling us there was one, but I haven't seen them," says Isreal Gamino. The child’s mother tried to extract the venom to help her daughter, but physicians say immediately calling 911 is the best thing to do. The more delay, the more harm. “The venom can cause serious internal bleeding, damage organs and it can happen extremely quickly,” says Dr. Daniel Keatinge. Trying to suck venom out of a wound is not recommended. Now the child’s mother is also hospitalized. And while trying to catch a snake should be avoided, “If you can see what it looks like describe it to doctors in the emergency room.” The young girl bitten is recovering in the hospital.