SC politician bitten by copperhead snake at Lexington home

SC politician bitten by copperhead snake at Lexington home

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WIS) - A South Carolina state representative is recovering from a copperhead snake bite.

State Rep. Chris Wooten (R-District 69) posted on social media that he went out to walk his dog around 8 p.m. Sunday when he stepped on a copperhead in his yard.

Wooten said he killed the snake and drove to the ER, where doctors started him on anti-venom.

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Posted by Chris Wooten on Monday, September 9, 2019

WIS confirmed Wooten is still in ICU at Lexington Medical. However, his prognosis is good and he may be released this afternoon.

This story will be updated.

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