Published: Aug 18, 2010 3:51 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 18, 2010 12:51 PM EDT

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.