Snakebit

Left: Rep. Chris Wooten (Source: SC state Legislature); Right: Photo of Wooten's injured foot (Source: Wooten/ Facebook)

LEXINGTON, SC (FOX Carolina) - A South Carolina lawmaker is recovering after being bitten by a Copperhead snake.

Rep. Chris Wooten of Lexington shared a photo of his wounded foot on Facebook Monday.

He said he was walking in his yard and stepped on the snake.

After slamming a brick onto the snake, the state lawmaker said he drove himself to the ER and is being treated in the ICU with antivenom.

Wooten is a Republican who was elected to office in May 2018.

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