Venomous viper bites San Diego Zoo employee

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Zoo says one of its employees was hospitalized after being bitten by a venomous snake.

Officials say the incident occurred as the wildlife care specialist was caring for the African bush viper in a non-public area.

The staff member was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

The zoo says the snake was contained at all times with no risk of an escape.

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