(Franklin County, Ind.) - A man in Franklin County is fighting off a poisonous snake bite after trying to pick up a Copperhead he thought was a Gartner snake.
WXIN-TV reports Zach Smith was bitten as he grabbed the reptile in his dark backyard Wednesday.
He says the burning sensation that traveled up his arm caused him to rush to the ER, where he showed doctors the snake.
They were able to confirm it was a Copperhead, which are reportedly rare in the area.
Smith was able to leave the hospital without anti-venom since his body was able to fight the poison.