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A West Virginia man was arrested after officials with the state’s Natural Resources Police discovered he had been catching rattlesnakes from a nearby national forest and keeping them in his home in Randolph County.
The investigation was sparked after officials received information about illegal rattlesnake possession, eventually leading them to the man’s home, where they found 17 rattlesnakes, West Virginia Natural Resources Police said in an online statement this week.
The article goes on to state the following:
The man, who has not yet been identified, was charged with two counts of illegal possession of a timber rattlesnake and possession of a rattlesnake less than 42 inches. In West Virginia, residents can only have one rattlesnake and it must be at least 42 inches in length, according to officials.
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