The North Carolina Museum of Natural History is taking care of an extra 60 snakes and lizards this week, many of which have deadly venom. It's not part of an exhibit though - the reptiles were seized from a man's mobile home in western North Carolina. More than 50 of them are venomous, including several species of rattlesnakes, cobras, and the largest kind of viper in the world. Henderson County sheriffs deputise also found nearly 100 dead and frozen reptiles in the mobile home. They searched it after a local hospital told them a man had been bitten by a poisonous snake, according to the Hendersonville Times-News. The newspaper has extensively covered the story. You can access that coverage here. The News & Observer also has a story here. The Museum of History will hold onto the snakes and lizards while authorities decide whether to press charges against the owner.
Man Had Nearly 160 Live, Frozen Reptiles For Roomates
By Greg Collard • Aug 15, 2011