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. 

Joe Arpaio made headlines in 2017 after a judge ruled that his traffic patrols targeted Latinos. He was convicted of criminal contempt for continuing the patrols after the ruling, but was pardoned by President TrumpDonald John TrumpDC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' DC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' Mexico's immigration chief resigns amid US pressure over migrants MORE in 2017. Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyDemocratic challenger to Susan Collins announces Senate bid Democratic challenger to Susan Collins announces Senate bid Democrats hope some presidential candidates drop out — and run for Senate  MORE (R-Ariz.) defeated Arpaio in the 2018 primary.