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Snakebite deaths are rare in the US but it does happen. And when it does, it's usually at the fangs of a pet. A Chesterfield County man ended his life by adding to that tally on Monday.
VIRGINIA NORTH (Catholic Online) - Chesterfield police have identified the victim as 70-year-old Jack Redmond.
Redmond was an animal lover who kept numerous pets including cats, fish, turtles, lizards and snakes. On Monday, his wife contacted police around 3 pm to report she had found her husband dead along with what appeared to be a snake bite on his hand.
The pet snake was not identified, but family members said it was venomous. An autopsy is scheduled to reveal the cause of death.
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