Around 60 snakes, most of them venomous, were found inside a North Carolina mobile home after the owner was bitten.
Neighbors of Walter Clarence Kidd say they watched crews carry out at least 60 snakes from his trailer.
Capt. Rice said a Henderson County Sheriff’s Office follow-up investigation began after Pardee Hospital reported an “exotic snake bite” without naming the specific species. He said investigators waited until Kidd had been treated for his snake bite, which, involved being air-lifted to Columbia, S.C., the closest place with the specific anti-venom for the snake that bit him.
Capt. Rice said the snake removal process was an ordeal.
“The bulk of the snakes were venomous, some of them very, very deadly, no anti-venom available for them, anyone that could’ve gotten bitten by them, it was potentially lethal,” said Capt. Rice.
The snakes were taken to the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, where scientists will determine the species of the snakes, to determine what charges the owner may be facing.
A North Carolina law mandates owners to register and maintain exotic snakes according to specific guidelines.