Virginia woman recovering from copperhead bite at restaurant - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Virginia woman recovering from copperhead bite at restaurant

Posted: Updated:

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman is recovering after being bitten by a copperhead snake during a restaurant visit.

Rachel Myrick tells The Free Lance-Star she was at a LongHorn Steakhouse in Spotsylvania County earlier this month when she felt a sharp pain in her left foot.

She reached down and realized she’d been bitten several times by a roughly 8-inch-long copperhead that had gotten inside the restaurant’s foyer.

Myrick says the pain was excruciating. She was taken to a hospital for treatment, where she was given antivenin.

She’s since been released but says it will likely take at least three months to fully recover.

A spokesman for LongHorn says the restaurant chain wants to provide any assistance it can to Myrick and is taking steps to prevent anything similar from happening again.

___

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.