FAIR LAWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey man is in critical condition after he was bitten by his pet snake.
Fair Lawn police said the 25-year-old bought the albino Monocled Cobra, an eastern diamondback rattlesnake and a copperhead snake in Pennsylvania on Monday.READ MORE: Broadway Theaters Can Reopen At 100% Capacity On Sept. 14, Gov. Cuomo Says
Police said the man thought their venom sacks had been removed.
Sgt. Rich Schultz told The Record newspaper the cobra bit the man Monday night and the man had trouble breathing.READ MORE: FAA Reports Sharp Increase In Reports Of Unruly Passengers Over Past Few Months
The man, whose name has not been released, was transferred to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y. The hospital says it has the only snakebite treatment center in the Tri-State Area.
An animal control officer removed the snakes from the home.MORE NEWS: 4-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy Orders Over $2,600 Worth Of SpongeBob SquarePants Popsicles On Amazon
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