Officers seize 3 king cobras, 300 other reptiles from home - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Officers seize 3 king cobras, 300 other reptiles from home

ALLEGANY, N.Y. (AP) - State wildlife officers have seized three king cobras among the more than 300 reptiles kept in a New York home.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says officers obtained a warrant Thursday morning to search a home in the town of Allegany, on the Pennsylvania border 60 miles (96 kilometers) southeast of Buffalo.

Officers say inside they found three king cobras, six venomous Gila monsters and seven species of turtles kept in enclosures throughout the home, located near St. Bonaventure University.

DEC officials say several zoos and wildlife conservation groups have offered to care for the reptiles.

It's illegal in New York state to own venomous snakes.

Officials say the man living at the house faces charges.

Native to Asia, king cobras are one of the deadliest snakes in the world and can grow up to 18 feet (5.5 meters).

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • National SportsMore>>

  • Cahill sharp, A's beat Astros 7-1 to tie for AL West lead

    Cahill sharp, A's beat Astros 7-1 to tie for AL West lead

    Saturday, August 18 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-08-18 23:11:50 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-08-19 15:19:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Margot). Oakland Athletics pitcher Trevor Cahill works against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.(AP Photo/Ben Margot). Oakland Athletics pitcher Trevor Cahill works against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.
    Trevor Cahill pitched one-hit ball for seven innings and the Oakland Athletics, far behind in the AL West standings earlier this summer, tied Houston for the division lead by beating the Astros 7-1.
    Trevor Cahill pitched one-hit ball for seven innings and the Oakland Athletics, far behind in the AL West standings earlier this summer, tied Houston for the division lead by beating the Astros 7-1.
  • Rivers, Chargers look sharp early in 24-14 win over Seahawks

    Rivers, Chargers look sharp early in 24-14 win over Seahawks

    Sunday, August 19 2018 1:21 AM EDT2018-08-19 05:21:34 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-08-19 15:19:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregory Bull). Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers looks to throw a pass as offensive tackle Joe Barksdale (72) protects during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, Aug. 18, 201...(AP Photo/Gregory Bull). Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers looks to throw a pass as offensive tackle Joe Barksdale (72) protects during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, Aug. 18, 201...
    Philip Rivers looked sharp early in the Los Angeles Chargers' 24-14 preseason victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
    Philip Rivers looked sharp early in the Los Angeles Chargers' 24-14 preseason victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
  • Stanton homers as Yankees beat Blue Jays 11-6

    Stanton homers as Yankees beat Blue Jays 11-6

    Saturday, August 18 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-08-18 21:21:14 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-08-19 15:19:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez). New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton watches his solo home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Sean Reid-Foley during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez). New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton watches his solo home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Sean Reid-Foley during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in New York.
    Giancarlo Stanton homers again as New York Yankees beat Toronto Blue Jays 11-6.
    Giancarlo Stanton homers again as New York Yankees beat Toronto Blue Jays 11-6.
  • Strange NewsMore>>

  • Germany: No preparations made in case of alien landing

    Germany: No preparations made in case of alien landing

    Saturday, August 18 2018 11:11 AM EDT2018-08-18 15:11:14 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 1:04 PM EDT2018-08-19 17:04:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Probst). Long exposure picture shows driving cars on the highway just before sunrise near Frankfurt , central Germany, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Michael Probst). Long exposure picture shows driving cars on the highway just before sunrise near Frankfurt , central Germany, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.
    Not Fake News: The German government says it has made no preparations for the possibility that aliens might land in the country.
    Not Fake News: The German government says it has made no preparations for the possibility that aliens might land in the country.
  • Mooning case against Virginia softball coach's wife wanes

    Mooning case against Virginia softball coach's wife wanes

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-08-17 12:43:52 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-08-18 15:20:18 GMT
    The moon over Virginia was half-visible that May evening, as was the one on the softball field, authorities say.
    The moon over Virginia was half-visible that May evening, as was the one on the softball field, authorities say.
  • ASPCA says more than 600 birds removed from home

    ASPCA says more than 600 birds removed from home

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:55 AM EDT2018-08-15 12:55:17 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-08-18 15:20:17 GMT
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says more than 600 birds were removed from a house in central Ohio after reports of animal neglect and a complaint from the public about living conditions.
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says more than 600 birds were removed from a house in central Ohio after reports of animal neglect and a complaint from the public about living conditions.
  • NationalMore>>

  • US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

    US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-08-17 18:31:44 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 1:04 PM EDT2018-08-19 17:04:59 GMT
    Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint alleging the company's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination.
    Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint alleging the company's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination.
  • Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

    Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-08-14 16:22:45 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 1:04 PM EDT2018-08-19 17:04:50 GMT
    The Los Angeles subway system is poised to become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners to screen passengers for weapons and explosives.
    The Los Angeles subway system is poised to become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners to screen passengers for weapons and explosives.
  • Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

    Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:34:30 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 1:04 PM EDT2018-08-19 17:04:43 GMT
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
Powered by Frankly