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      Girl, 6, bitten by snake at Veterans Park in Hoover

      A 6-year-old girl was bitten by a copperhead while walking a trail at Veterans Park in Hoover, Friday, August 1, 2014. (abc3340.com)

      HOOVER, Alabama -- A 6-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital Friday night after being bitten by a snake at Veterans Park in Hoover.

      The girl was walking with her grandparents on a park trail when a copperhead bit her on her foot. Her grandparents carried her from the trail and called for help. A Hoover Fire Department rescue crew arrived moments later and transported the girl to Children's of Alabama. She was said to be in stable condition while en route to the hospital.{}

      Shortly after the incident, firefighters were able to locate and catch the snake before taking it to the hospital for positive identification.
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