A copperhead snake bit a woman house hunting in Forsyth County earlier in July.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Woman bit by venomous copperhead snake during Forsyth County home tour

In the middle of a home tour in Forsyth County, a venomous copperhead snake bit a woman, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Real estate agent Stephanie Febo was showing the home off earlier this month when the snake, blending in with some scattered leaves on the concrete driveway, bit her client, Channel 2 reported.

Stephanie Febo was showing off the home when her client was bit by the snake.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

“I heard my client scream, and I saw her jump,” Febo said. “Me and her husband asked, ‘What’s going on? What’s happening?’ She points on the ground and says, ‘That snake just bit me!’”

The woman was rushed to an area hospital where she was kept for about eight hours, Channel 2 reported. 

“They ran blood tests ... it was an ankle bite,” Febo said. “The doctor determined it was a ‘dry bite,’ so that means no venom (was) released, luckily.”

Nuisance Animal Trapper Jason Handley told Channel 2 copperheads usually hide in ivy or around creeks, but they can be found slithering onto driveways occasionally.

“You have to watch where you step and watch where you stick your hands in things,” Handley said. “They're hard to see sometimes when they're sitting on the ground.”

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