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Man Reportedly Bitten By Venomous Snake In Western Mass.

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HOLYOKE (CBS) – A hiker was reportedly bitten by a venomous snake on Saturday in the western part of the state.

The victim was walking on Mt. Tom in Holyoke when a copperhead snake bit him, according to WWLP-TV.

The man who was bitten managed to get the snake into a bag so authorities could identify it.

The victim was treated at a Springfield hospital.

His condition was not immediately clear. Bites from copperhead snakes, while venomous, are usually considered mild, and are almost never deadly.

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