Officials with West Virginia’s Natural Resources Police have arrested a man for having 17 rattlesnakes in his possession. The man, whose identity is being withheld, had been catching rattlesnakes from a nearby national forest and keeping them in his home.
Somebody clued the authorities in on the man’s rattlesnake collection. He was charged with two counts of illegal possession of a timber rattlesnake and possession of a rattlesnake less than 42 inches. Interestingly enough West Virginia residents are allowed one rattlesnake and it must be at least 42 inches in length.
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