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Islip Teen Bitten by King Snake

Pets & Animal, Local News, Crime

This comes just a week after a Yaphank man was bitten by a baby alligator.

An Islip teen was bitten by a King Snake on Wednesday. The snake was found by the teen’s mother while she was cleaning the pool, and when the 16-year-old went to grab the snake he was bitten.
 
King Snakes are not venomous, however their bites can be very painful and if not treated can lead to an infection.
 
Last week, a man in Yaphank was bitten by a baby alligator near his back yard. The alligator is believed to have been abandoned.
 
Due to these recent incidents, the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is taking the opportunity to remind citizens to be cautious when finding reptiles.
 
It is important to remember not to try to touch or handle a reptile that you find. Call the SPCA, the Department of Environmental Conservation or any other professionals that are equipped to handle wild animals and bring them to the proper sanctuary.
 
“We had 20 alligators last year plus other reptiles. It's  a crime to abandon reptiles & animals,” SPCA Chief Roy Gross stated.
 
The SPCA also provides amnesty days on occasion for any illegal animals, including alligators. On amnesty days, owners can drop off pets without fearing any fines.
 
Anyone who owns a unwanted reptile or any other unwanted animal should contact the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722; New York State Department of Conservation 631-444-0250; or the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at 516-825-3950.
 
Possessing an alligator or any illegal reptile can lead to a fine of $250. Abandoning an animal is a misdemeanor that can lead to jail time.
 

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