Gaboon viper seized in Toronto

In Toronto yesterday, police responding to a noise complaint found a Gaboon viper in an apartment. Here’s the twist: the viper was being kept by the person making the complaint — the cops stopped by as part of the investigation. Of course, keeping venomous snakes is illegal in Toronto, so things happened, and the snake has been surrendered to the Toronto Zoo.

Moral: if you keep illegal animals, you may want to think twice about calling the cops. Or at the very least, you might want to keep your ferociously venomous snake discreetly out of view.

At least the snake wasn’t loose, like a certain cobra three years ago.