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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Apr 11, 2011
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Animal: Gaboon Viper
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Reptile

Summary: A 22-year-old man was bitten by his pet Gaboon viper, a venomous snake, and was listed in critical condition. The Gaboon viper can produce the highest volume of venom and has 2-inch fangs so it can get the venom in deep. Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Division officers found more than two dozen reptiles in the victim's home. Local police are looking into possible nuisance violations.

Source: WISN.com

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