Copperhead Snake Bit Worker On West Virginia Capitol Campus

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia officials say a copperhead snake bit a worker on the state Capitol complex.

Division of Highways spokeswoman Carrie Jones says a memo was sent to Building 5 employees Thursday about the incident.

The memo says that during the snake encounter, the temporary employee was exiting the fire escape door near Building 7. The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Jones says the employee was treated and released, and the snake is dead.

The memo says officials have been made aware of a couple of snake sightings, including in the parking lot. The memo advised people who encounter snakes to contact Protective Services at (304) 558-9911.

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