New Jersey man recovering after bitten by venomous snake
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man is recovering after he was bitten by a venomous snake.
Police say it happened Saturday when the poisonous copperhead snake bit the man’s index finger. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and a snake expert removed the snake.
Animal control officials believe the snake may have come from a nearby river.
State Fish and Wildlife officials say copperheads are rare in New Jersey. They’re usually found in Hunterdon and Somerset counties.