Brantford woman recovering after venomous snake bite
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, August 10, 2012 11:59AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, August 10, 2012 6:26PM EDT
Staff from a reptile zoo near Peterborough came to the rescue of a Brantford woman who was bitten on the arm by a venomous snake.
The Indian River Reptile Zoo staff rushed to Brantford General Hospital yesterday -- about 250 kilometres away -- armed with the rare anti-venom for the copperhead snake bite.
The woman, who was not identified, is expected to make a full recovery.
But there are few details about how she happened to be bitten by the copperhead, which is native to the southern U.S.
A four-year-old, three-and-a-half foot copperhead snake is seen at the home of Chuck Hurd near Gate City, Va. on Feb. 23, 2011.
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