Local Woman Bit by Venomous Snake While Doing Laundry in Her Home

A Mount Penn woman is recovering after being bit by a venomous snake in her basement. Police say the woman was doing laundry in her home yesterday in the 24 hundred block of Fairview Avenue when she encountered a copperhead snake. The snake bit the woman's arm. She's in good condition at the hospital. Members of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission caught and relocated the snake. They say the snake may have been trying to dry out somewhere following recent rain.



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