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Dog Bitten By Copperhead Snake at West Hartford Reservoir

A dog is recovering from a snake bite after an encounter at the West Hartford Reservoir Tuesday morning.

Tim Lynch said his wife didn’t even see the snake curled up on the trail until it was too late.

Their golden retriever Chappy approached it, and the snake attacked.

Chappy had to spend the night at the veterinarian. 

“It was a difficult day on Tuesday, but you know he seems to be okay and fully recovered. People should be careful with their pets because we didn't know this kind of thing can happen around here,” Lynch said.

Lynch said they brought in a picture of the snake to confirm it was a copperhead.

CT Veterinary Specialists said snakes aren’t uncommon in the area, but bites are.

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