OCALA, Fla. (AP) - It was a venomous snake that sent a man shopping at an Ocala store to the hospital.
Fire rescue officials say the unidentified man was bitten twice Tuesday on his left hand by a pit viper. The man was shopping in the garden section of a Lowe's Home Improvement store at the time.
He was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center and was expected to recover.
The snake was captured.