A Florida man who was bitten by a rattlesnake on his tongue was trying to kiss the snake, neighbors said.

Ron Reinold is expected to survive.

According to our partners at WJAX-TV in Jacksonville, Charles Goff found the snake Monday and picked it up. He said he knows how to handle snakes. He put it in a tank and told people not to play with it.

The next morning before I got up, they were playing with the snake," Goff said. "One boy said, 'I'm going to kiss it in the mouth,' and the snake bit him in the face."

For more, read the WJAX report.