Venomous snake bites woman doing laundry in Berks Co.

MOUNT PENN, Pa. (WPVI) -- A venomous snake that was lurking in a Berks County basement bit a woman who was doing laundry.

The copperhead sprang out from the foundation wall Tuesday.

The woman lives on the 2400 block of Fairview Avenue in Mount Penn.

The home is at the base of Neversink Mountain which experts say is a common breeding ground for venomous snakes.

The woman's boyfriend says she's in good condition.

Experts say though, the copperhead is one of only three venomous snakes in Pennsylvania, and
their bites are rarely life-threatening.

The Fish and Boat Commission captured the snake and relocated it back in the wild.

Officials believe the reptile was trying to shield itself from the rainy weather.
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