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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Mar 12, 2013
Location: Newburgh, New York

Animal: Black-Necked Spitting Cobra
Animal Disposition: removed/re-housed

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Legal/illegal issue
Species: Reptile

Summary: Town police who responded to a domestic dispute found an illegally kept poisonous black-necked spitting cobra in a glass enclosure next to the bed. The man responsible was charged with possessing and handling a venomous snake, a violation of state environmental conservation laws, and third-degree assault. The case remains under investigation.

Source: Record On Line.com, Times Herald-Record

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