Cary Elwes has shared a graphic image of his injured hand after being bitten by a rattlesnake.

The actor is best known for starring in the 1987s The princess to be married as well as his work in the Seen horror movie franchise. He also starred in the third season of stranger things as Mayor Larry Kline, the corrupt ruler of the fictional town of Hawkins.

On Monday, April 25, Elwes said he was “recovering well” after being bitten by the reptile on Saturday near Los Angeles.

“Bitten not by a ROUS but by a rattlesnake,” he began his message, posted on social media with a photo of his injured finger, which appears swollen and bruised. ROUS is “Rodents Of Unusual Size”, a reference to the creatures from The Princess Bride.

Elwes continued his message by thanking the medical and emergency workers for helping him in times of need.

He wrote“I am grateful to the staff at Malibu Urgent Care, LA County Fire Department, and the staff and healthcare professionals at @UCLAHealth for their excellent care. I am recovering well thanks to all these wonderful people.

In response, Elwes stranger things co-star Randy Havens wrote, “Oh my God Cary! Please feel better! Sending healing thoughts your way.

Cary Elwes finger after a rattlesnake bite

(Twitter/Cary Elwes)

According to TMZthe bite occurred while the actor was working outdoors near his home in Malibu, Calif.

The outlet also claimed that Elwes was airlifted to hospital immediately after the incident as people around him believed it to be a life-threatening injury.