Ava Arpaio, the wife of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio (R), is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake on Friday, Joe Arpaio told The Arizona Republic.

Ava Arpaio was reportedly bitten while working in her office Friday morning. 

"She's tough," the former sheriff told the newspaper. "If she can put up with me for 60 years, then she can handle a snake bite."

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Carlo Oddo, a friend of the Arpaios, said Ava Arpaio thought the snake got into her office when some people were working on their garage and cut holes in the structure

"Must've been a Democrat," Joe Arpaio quipped to the paper. 

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