ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A St. Johns County K9 is recovering from a rattlesnake bite and is expected back at work in five days.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said Drake got into a 'tussle' with a rattlesnake while on duty on International Golf Parkway Tuesday.

He was able to quickly get anti-venin at the veterinarian's office.

Drake is recovering well and enjoying the Florida sunshine.

The sheriff's office thanks the community for their well wishes for Drake and his handler, Deputy Converso.