NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — A teenager showed us his swollen leg after a snake bit him. He had been alone when it happened and it had taken him hours to get a doctor.
The teenager had been in the woods during an junior ROTC training event.
Doctors said it was good that he got help when he did.
"The pain that I felt was just very different than what I felt before," said Harold Jarquin, 17.
Jarquin spends lots of time in the woods, as part of his training. Recently, he thought he ran into a bee.
"I know what those stings feel like, so at first I thought it was a yellow jacket, but then since the pain increased, I said, "No, something is wrong,'" he said.
He had been bitten by a copperhead snake in Newton County.
"My leg was big and I saw two holes. One was bleeding, one was really not. Later on that day the pain was just increasing, increasing," he said.
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