Sightings of the non-venomous snake are rare due to its secretive behavior, spending most of their life hidden amongst aquatic vegetation.
"Probably one of the strangest incidents we've ever had to deal with in a long time!" Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said.
The snake bit the 79-year-old several times on his leg and hand before wrapping itself around his arm.
"It's very exciting for us to find this young snake," researcher Jim Godwin from Auburn University said.
President spoke often of "draining the swamp", now a statue of him is stuck in the Gowanus Canal which is infamous for its levels of pollution.
The copperhead is one of four venomous snakes found in Tennessee, according to the state's Wildlife Resources Agency.
The specific sea snake in question is a greater sea snake called Hydrophis major—a sea-faring reptile that can reach lengths of 1.5 meters (or longer) and is venomous to humans.
Gainesville resident Evangeline Cummings spotted the bizarre encounter taking place in her own backyard.
Batesian mimicry is where a harmless species avoids predators by pretending to be a dangerous or toxic one.
The Southern African rock python is one of the largest snakes in Africa measuring up to 18 feet in length.
The eight-month-old pit bull Zeus died after defending two children from a venomous coral snake in Florida.
Researchers estimate there are nearly 30,000 pythons in the Florida Everglades, and most grow to be 8 to 10 feet long.
Officials have warned people in the Carolinas to be on the lookout for snakes during Hurricane Florence flooding.
"The reptiles were in canisters, packed in bags, carried in hand luggage," environmental authorities said, after discovering the snakes when the plane landed.
It's not quite Jurassic Park, but the finds reveal "critical" clues about the evolutionary history of the slithery beasts.
"This made for one of the most impressive radiographs I have seen," the vet that dealt with the animal said.
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Authorities found 10 venomous snakes and two dead cobras in the home of Brandon Joseph Boyles, a snake vlogger.
The man called the 8-foot python "Tiny."
It was captured along a busy road.