Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

Snakebite uncovers man’s exotic serpent cache

Scary find

Authorities got quite a surprise when they rushed to a Hendersonville, N.C., home to aid its owner, who had been bitten by a venomous exotic snake.

Upon entering Walter Clarence Kidd’s single-wide trailer, they discovered more than 60 snakes — mostly venomous — kept in a manner they described as “haphazard.”

Kidd had to be airlifted to South Carolina for treatment because the local hospital didn’t have the right kind of antivenin. Investigators said some of the confiscated snakes were so exotic that no antivenin existed for them.

The Hendersonville Times-News has the story.