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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Sep 20, 2012
Location: Portsmouth, Virginia

Animal: Snakes, Turtles
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Abandoned animal, Animal Death, Animal Death by human, Animal health issue
Species: Reptile

Summary: Animal control officers responding to a call for a stray dog instead found a menagerie that included two 50-pound turtles, 23 smaller turtles, a 4-foot venomous canebrake rallesnake, an eel, a shovelnose catfish, and a ove-bird parrot. Five of the turtles were dead. The animals appear to have been abandoned and were taken to the Portsmouth Humane Society.

Source: The Republic.com, Wavy.com

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