Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s wife, Ava was rushed to the hospital after being bit by a rattlesnake in her own home. Joe reported that his wife was working in their Fountain Hills, Arizona home when the incident happened.
Apparently, she was sitting at her computer when she felt the snake bite her left foot. The home had been under construction and she thinks that’s how the snake got into the house. The best guess she had was the snake got into the main house through the garage.
Fox News had this to say about the incident:
The wife of ex-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been released from the hospital, after spending the weekend in the Intensive Care Unit following a rattlesnake bite.
The bite happened at the couple’s home in Fountain Hills, and involved a large rattlesnake.
Ava is expected to make a full recovery. After spending a few days in the intensive care unit, she was released. Her doctors do not expect her to have any complications from the incident.
Joe joked that Ava is a tough woman and if she can put up with him for 60 years, a snake bite is nothing. He added that he was pretty sure the snake must have been a Democrat.
Former Sheriff Joe posted to Twitter, “Ava, wife of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio bitten by a large rattlesnake at home. She was in the hospital, intensive care unit for several days. Today Ava released from the hospital, recuperating @ home. At the time Arpaio quipped snake must have been a Democrat. Now, Arpaio said not a joking matter.”
Ava, wife of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio bitten by lg rattlesnake at home. She was in hospital, intensive care unit several days. Today Ava released from hospital, recuperating @ home. At the time Arpaio quipped snake must have been a Democrat. Now Arpaio said not a joking matter. pic.twitter.com/c0xErpAqrF
— Sheriff Joe Arpaio (@RealSheriffJoe) March 25, 2019
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Ava Arpaio is expected to make a full recovery. She is currently at home resting with her husband, Joe by her side.