Snake bites man after yard sale buy
Published 18/08/2011 | 20:05
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.