Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s wife bitten by rattlesnake

Mar 23, 2019, 8:48 AM | Updated: Mar 26, 2019, 6:01 am
(KTAR Photo/Bob McClay)...
(KTAR Photo/Bob McClay)
(KTAR Photo/Bob McClay)

PHOENIX — As the weather in the Valley continues to rise, rattlesnake sightings continue to become more frequent.

Ava, the wife of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, was bitten by a rattlesnake in their home in Fountain Hills on Friday morning.

Arpaio told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Monday that she was entering the garage when the snake bit her.

He said his wife is at home recuperating after spending a few days in intensive care but has another week or two of recovery.

“It’s a very scary situation when your spouse or anyone gets bit by a very big rattlesnake,” Arpaio said.

“I hope everyone understands how dangerous this is and watches out for snakes.”

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Bob McClay contributed to this report. 

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