HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — A hiker on Mount Tom was taken to a local hospital after being bitten by a venomous snake
Holyoke Police tell WWLP-TV the man was hiking near the Easthamton line at about 5 p.m. on Saturday when he was struck by the copperhead.
The man, whose name was not given, killed the snake and put it in a bag for identification.
Police say the hiker was taken to Baystate Medical Center for treatment.
Hospital spokeswoman Amy Swisher says Baystate has a supply on anti-venom on hand for such emergencies.
The victim’s condition was not available Sunday.