BRAINTREE (CBS) – A man was bitten by a copperhead snake while leaving a Braintree hotel, police said.

The unidentified man was leaving a hotel on Wood Road when the snake bit him on Thursday night.

He was sent to a local hospital for treatment. His condition was not known on Saturday.

venomous snake braintree Police: Man Bitten By Venomous Snake While Leaving Braintree Hotel

Police say a copperhead snake bit a man in Braintree. (Photo credit: Braintree Police)

The Environmental Police responded to the scene and took the snake.

“Just another reminder that wildlife is among us,” Braintree Police said on Facebook. “Should you encounter a snake, slowly create distance and if needed, call police.”

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