- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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.

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