Copperhead snake bites man in New Jersey

A New Jersey man is recovering after he was bitten by a venomous snake.

Police say it happened Saturday when the poisonous copperhead snake bit the man's index finger.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment and a snake expert removed the snake.

Animal control officials believe the snake may have come from a nearby river.

State Fish and Wildlife officials say copperheads are rare in New Jersey.

They're usually found in Hunterdon and Somerset counties.