Woman bitten by snake on Naples golf course

7:41 AM, Dec 16, 2013   |    comments
file photo of a cottonmouth snake, aka a water moccasin
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NAPLES, Florida (AP) - Authorities say a spectator at the Franklin Templeton Shootout golf tournament is recovering from a snake bite.

North Naples Fire Capt. Chuck Bacon says the woman was walking along a path near the grandstand at the Tiburon Golf Club on Saturday.

He told the Naples Daily News an examination revealed the bite was "dry," meaning no venom was injected.

Bacon says the woman felt something hit her leg. When she looked down, she was a snake "sitting there coiled."

Officials believe the snake was a water moccasin. It was about 2 1/2 -feet long. After biting the woman, the snake slithered into some nearby water.

The woman had puncture wounds to her left calf. She was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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