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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jul 26, 2002
Location: Pocatello, Idaho

Animal: Rattlesnake
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Reptile

Summary: A 15-year-old boy brought home a rattlesnake to keep as his “pet” and was struck on the right index finger. The boy was rushed to the hospital and the State Department of Fish and Game removed the snake.

Source: Associated Press

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