36 Snakes Seized From West Omaha Home Quarantined At Zoo

Thirty six venomous snakes seized from a west Omaha home last week at being held for the Nebraska Humane Society at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

The snakes, found in a home near 187th and Blondo, are in a quarantined area that is not visible to the public. They will be kept isolated from the rest of the snakes to protect the new and current animals in the collection from any possible health conditions. They will remain this way for 3 months.

The 36 snakes (21 different species), all venomous, are listed below:

1 Ashy Pit Viper (Trimeresurus puniceus)
1 Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis)
1 Eastern Green Mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps )
1 King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) 1 Lansberg's Hognosed Pit Viper (Porthidium lansbergi)
1 Mangrove Pit Viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus)
1 Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus)
1 Monocled Cobra (Naja kaouthia)
1 Red Spitting Cobra (Naja pallida)
1 Rhinoceros Viper (Bitis nasicornis)
1 Saw-Scaled Viper (Echis carinatus)
1 Saharan Horned Viper (Cerastes cerastes)
1 Papuan Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus canni)
1 Unidentified Rattlesnake (Crotalus sp.)
1 West African Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica rhinoceros)
2 Arizona Black Rattlesnake (Crotalus Cerberus)
2 East African Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica )
2 Puff Adder (Bitis arietans)
2 Western Green Mamba (Dendroaspis viridis)
3 Eyelash Viper (Bothriechis schlegelii)
10 Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)

The owner of the snakes, John Foss, was cited.


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