PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - 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.