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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Dec 01, 1997
Location: Triangle, Virginia

Animal: Indian Cobra
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Reptile

Summary: A man was bitten by his Indian cobra while attempting to milk the snake for its venom. The snake wiggled loose and sank a fang into the man’s pinkie, injecting lethal venom. The man was rushed to the hospital where he received antivenin, which saved his life. This was the sixth time the man had been bitten by one of his ten venomous snakes. The police confiscated all ten snakes.

Source: Washington Post

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