12-year-old boy bitten by snake in Mooresville

- A 12-year-old boy was transported to the hospital after being bit by a snake Monday afternoon in Mooresville, according to the Iredell County dispatch.

Officials said the bite happened at 5:23 p.m. Monday in a residential area on Catalina Drive in Mooresville.

Officials with the Mount Mourne Fire Dept. said the boy was fishing off of a boating ramp and digging in the dirt for earthworms when he said he was bit on the hand by a small, brown snake.

He was transported to Lake Norman Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries

Officials do not know if the snake was venomous.

They said this the first snake call in that area this year, and that snakes are not normally a problem. 

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