3 His family has been at his hospital bedside .. A 4-year old boy ..Brayden Bullard was bitten by a timber rattler one week ago in his Bryceville backyard. But tonight ... we're told the little boy has died... He'd been receiving treatment at Wolfson Children's Hospital. Channel 4's Ashley Harding spoke with an animal expert at the Zoo. Did he say whether it was unusual for someone to die a week after being bitten? 3 3 Mary, it really depends on several factors. How big the snake was, how big the victim is, and how long it took before they got help. That expert tells us there are FIVE species of venomous snakes in Duval County. This includes the coral snake, the diamondback, the pygmy rattlesnake. And the timber rattler, the one that bit Brayden. 3 00-0533-38TRACK This is a picture of a timber rattle snake, similar to the one that bit 4 year old Brayden Bullard on his family's Bryceville property last week. His family - and the hospital - both confirmed to us that he died this afternoon. In a statement given to channel 4, Brayden's grandmother, Nita Crawford, said quote: "I would like to Thank Everyone for all of their prayers spoken on Brayden's behalf.Our Precious Grandson is in Heaven now sitting on Jesus lap.We now ask for prayers to be said for Our Family. Thank You, I Love You All."06:58--07:05 "our hearts and thoughts and prayers go out to Brayden's family. It's just such a tragic thing. I just feel so bad for them."TRACK Dan Maloney with the Jacksonville Zoo says with warmer temperatures outside, there could be MORE human encounters with snakes, including VENOMOUS snakes. He says they thrive in the sun...and can move incredibly fast. 13:14--13:29 "it's to their advantage to be able to move fast. Don't underestimate the speed. We know that people may think they may be able to move faster than a rattlesnake."TRA CK Maloney says even though bites from venomous snakes are rare, you should never assume they're not around, or even on your property. In Brayden's case, he was hoeing watermelons with his father on family land.07:52--08:04 'You're going to have animals going into crevices of rocks or underneath boards that are stacked up or maybe logs in your backyard. So, you need to be careful when you're moving around in those areas."TRACK Maloney says if you are bitten, the most important things to do are:) --stay calm and keep your heart rate down --don't attempt to suck out the poison --most importantly, get to a hospital as soon as possible You may recall last month, we were in Putnam County after Clay Petruski was bitten by a diamondback rattlesnake. That also happened near his home. His injury required more than 50 vials of antivenin. He did survive. 3 Ashley ... I've had friends who were bitten by rattlesnakes .. who actually could FEEL the burning sensation ... from the bite .. into their system... What about WHERE someone is bitten on their body ... is that significant in terms of recovering from a bite?Yes, we asked about that. The venom moves through your body's circulation system, so the closer the strike point is to your heart--the more damaging it can be.That can directly impact your chances of recovery.