Man Dies After Being Bitten by Venomous Pet Snake

Man Dies After Being Bitten by Venomous Pet Snake

October 5, 2012 Updated Oct 5, 2012 at 12:27 PM EDT

A scary story from Virginia.

According to a report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, a 70-year-old man was found dead at his home this week, and the Virginia medical examiner's office determined that he died after complications from a snakebite from one of his 24 venomous pet snakes.

The man is believed to have been bitten on his fingers by a Chinese palm viper, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch report.

Read the Richmond Times-Dispatch report HERE.

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