Florida eighth grader bitten by venomous snake at school

The victim was hospitalized

(WESH) The 14-year-old Florida eighth-grader is lucky his stay in the hospital was short after he was bitten by a venomous snake at school.

Devin Waxman was walking in between class periods on Monday at Markham Woods Middle School. Everything was routine until Waxman heard a noise.

"I was walking from third period and I threw my water bottle away. It made a sound, startled the snake and bit my leg. It latched on and I had to kick it off and I had to get out of there," he said.

The snake that bit the teen was never captured, but Waxman said he believes it was a moccasin.

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