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Owner Critical After Pet Cobra Bite

Victim believed new pet's venom sacks had been removed

(Newser) - A New Jersey man who went shopping for pet snakes over the weekend ended up in critical condition after a snake bite. The 25-year-old reptile fan was hospitalized after a bite from an albino cobra, which he had bought along with a diamondback rattlesnake and a copperhead snake, MSNBC reports.... More »

Snake Venom Accusation Dogs Horse Trainer

Poison from cobra reported found in Ky. racetrack barn

(Newser) - Doping scandals in horse racing usually concern diuretics and other performance-enhancing drugs, but a controversy currently brewing in Kentucky and New York involves a substance with a far longer history: cobra venom. Authorities searched a barn at Keeneland last month and turned up evidence that has sparked an investigation of... More »

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