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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jul 13, 2012
Location: Elkhorn, Nebraska

Animal: Cobras, Vipers, Rattlesnakes,
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

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

Summary: 30 venomous snakes, including 5 cobras, 2 vipers and 16 rattlesnakes, were removed from an Elkhorn-area home where two children lived. An anonymous tip to the NE Humane Society let investigators to the home. The owner was ticketed on suspicion of several animal cruelty violations. It is illegal to possess venomous snakes within the City of Omaha. The snakes were taken to the Henry Doorly Zoo.

Source: Omaha.com

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