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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Aug 25, 2010
Location: Tampa, Florida

Animal: Gaboon Viper
Animal Disposition: removed/re-housed

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Reptile

Summary: A man was bitten by his pet 18-inch Gaboon viper and drove himself to the hospital. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission was contacted and the man was charged with 8 second-degree misdemeanor charges relatined to owning a venomous reptile without a permit.

Source: abcactionnews.com

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