Sunday 26 March 2017

Snake bites man after yard sale buy

A man got a fright when a snake turned up among items he had bought at a yard sale
A man got a fright when a snake turned up among items he had bought at a yard sale

A Pennsylvania man picked up more than he bargained for at a yard sale - a snake bite.

The small snake bit Donald Forshey on the leg as he and his girlfriend were driving home from a yard sale, Duncansville police chief James Ott told the Altoona Mirror.

Mr Ott said the snake probably slithered into a milk crate containing items the couple had purchased.

The pair bailed out of the car on Interstate 99 and called 911. A state trooper was unable to help them find the snake, which Mr Forshey tried to pin to the floor with a crutch he uses.

An ambulance was called as a precaution but Mr Forshey was unharmed

Authorities believe it was either a garter snake or a copperhead that did not inject any venom when it struck.

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