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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Aug 06, 2011
Location: Hendersonville, North Carolina

Animal: European Long Nose Viper
Animal Disposition: removed/re-housed

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human injury, Animal Death, Animal Death by human
Species: Reptile

Summary: A man had to be rushed to the hospital after authorities say he was bitten by his pet snake, a European Long Nose Viper. When authorities seized his pets, they discovered 60 snakes and lizards inside his home. Some of the species were so rare that officials had to send them to experts to be identified-most were venemous. A number of dead reptiles were also recovered. The man was keeping the reptiles illegally.

Source: Asheville Citizen-Times

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