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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jul 06, 2012
Location: Mattoon, Georgia

Animal: Ball Python
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal, Attack resulting in human injury, Legal/illegal issue
Species: Reptile

Summary: Police are investigating a snake bite incident in which a 2-foot ball python entered an apartment and wrapped itself around the foot of a sleeping infant. The infant was taken to a hospital and released. The owner of the snake was identified and cited for not having a secure terrarium which enabled the snake to escape. The snake was turned over to the Coles County Animal Shelter.

Source: Officer.com, Herald-Review.com

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