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Girl Bitten By Copperhead At Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park

(WFIU/WTIU News)

A 7-year-old girl is expected to fully recover after being bitten by what DNR officials say was like a copperhead snake at Brown County State Park.

The girl was playing near a campsite at the park Saturday night near the edge of the woods. She complained to her father about two puncture wounds on her ankle.

In a statement the Department of Natural Resources says the family called 911 and the girl was transported to Riley Children’s Hospital.

DNR officials and officers from numerous other agencies tried to capture the snake, but it escaped into the woods.

The DNR says while there have been incidents in the past where copperheads have bitten people at the park it is rare. The DNR says the incidents do all have something in common - they have occurred after dark and the person involved was not using a flash light in a poorly lit area. 

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