Rattlesnake bites groom during wedding day photo shoot

Posted at 3:24 PM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 17:24:00-04

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - A newly married Colorado couple got quite a scare shortly after tying the knot.

The bride and groom, Johnny and Laura Benson, were taking photos at Horsetooth Reservoir when a rattlesnake bit the groom's ankle.

The couple flagged down a park ranger, who took them to the hospital.

Fortunately, there was no venom and no swelling.

In the end, the newlyweds arrived only one hour late to their reception.