STATEN ISLAND — A man was rushed to the hospital after being bitten by a snake he kept in his Staten Island home, police say.
The unidentified man was bitten by a venomous East African Gaboon Viper at his home on Richmond Avenue around 11 p.m. Friday. Police described his home as a “hoarder environment.”
The man cut the snake’s head off when he was bitten, police say.
He was transported to Jacobi Medical Center in stable condition.
A Boa Constrictor was also recovered in the apartment.