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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jan 30, 2012
Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Animal: Gaboon Vipers, Diamondback Rattlesnake, Mangrove Snake, African Rock Python, Burmese python, Green Anaconda
Animal Disposition: removed/re-housed

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Animal health issue, Legal/illegal issue
Species: Reptile

Summary: Two Jacksonville men, father and son, were arrested on multiple charges of captive wildlife law violations involving venomous snakes and conditional reptile species according to FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The reptiles included 2 Gaboon vipers, a diamondback rattlesnake, a mangrove snake, an African rock python, Burmese python, and a green anaconda. The two men had been cited in the past for violations related to captive alligators and crocodiles. The snakes were confiscated.

Source: Jacksonville.com

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