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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Oct 19, 2011
Location: Branson, Missouri

Animal: Diamondback Rattlesnake
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Reptile

Summary: A man spent time in the hospital after being bitten by his 3-feet long pet diamondback rattlesnake. It is against the law to own this snake in Branson and has been turned over to the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield. The man was bitten while changing the water in the snake's cage.

Source: KSPR.com

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