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Viper snake bites FL shopper

Posted by Paige Bresky --email

OCALA, FL (AP) - It was a venomous snake that sent a man shopping at an Ocala store to the hospital.

Fire rescue officials say the unidentified man was bitten twice Tuesday on his left hand by a pit viper. The man was shopping in the garden section of a Lowe's Home Improvement store at the time.   

He was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center and was expected to recover. The snake was captured.

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