You never know when you'll encounter a snake.
Earlier this month, a woman hiking Glen Onoko Falls was taken to a hospital to be evaluated for a potential copperhead snakebite.
An update on her condition is unknown, but such an unfortunate experience can happen to anyone.
Lew Williams, park manager for Tuscarora and Locust Lake State Parks, said that snake sightings only occur once or twice a summer.
While it is rare for hikers to see venomous snakes in those parks, it can happen in the area.