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Hiker bitten by copperhead at Red River Gorge

Published: May. 29, 2016 at 12:55 PM EDT
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A hiker is recovering after being bitten by a copperhead snake while hiking at the Red River Gorge on Saturday.

The Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team was called for a report of a hiker who had been bitten by a juvenile northern copperhead in the Rock Bridge area.

Rescue teams say the hiker was able to walk out of the area and was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center to be treated.

Their condition is not known at this time.

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