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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Dec 12, 1999
Location: Van Nuys, California

Animal: Gabon Viper
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human death
Species: Reptile

Summary: A Los Angeles Zoo volunteer died after her “pet” Gabon viper bit her. The woman kept 12 snakes, 10 of them dangerous, and 6 flesh-eating piranha fish at her home. She was found with two puncture wounds on the back of her hand. The viper has the longest fangs of any snake, according to Los Angeles Zoo officials.

Source: Orange County Register

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