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Florida Man Arrested for Accidentally Releasing Venomous Snake

Ian NeSmith, of Ocala, was arrested and charged with violating a Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission rule. NeSmith, 28, allegedly allowed a yellow monocle cobra to escape its cage while checking on the reptile.

According WKMG, NeSmith was an apprentice and shouldn’t have been alone with the cobra. NeSmith was learning to care for venomous snakes from a reptile permit holder who owned the cobra. It managed to escape while its cage was open.

The snake escaped March 13 and has yet to be located.



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