- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

FLOWER MOUND, Texas (AP) - An 18-year-old North Texas man engrossed in playing the addictive “Pokemon GO” game on his smartphone in a park wound up in a hospital after he failed to see a venomous snake, stepped on it snake and got bit.

Lane Smith told authorities in Flower Mound he was playing the game Tuesday with a friend who apparently noticed the snake - believed a copperhead - but too late to warn him. Smith, who was wearing flip-flops, says he thought he stepped on a stick - until it bit him on his big right toe.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports (https://bit.ly/29Kw1ti ) Smith’s mother took him to an emergency center, and he then was transferred by ambulance to a hospital.

He was released Wednesday afternoon.

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Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, https://www.star-telegram.com


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