A Breaux Bridge man was cited by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and accused of illegally possessing venomous snakes.
Agents cited the 40-year-old man on June 20 after agents received a tip the man was in possession of venomous snakes, according to a release from LDWF.
Agents searched the man's home and found two copperhead snakes in plastic totes, according to the release.
Copperhead snakes are found in the southern and eastern U.S. The species is responsible for more venomous snakebites than any other in the U.S., according to National Geographic.
The snakes were donated to the Audubon and Alexandria zoos, LDWF said.
Possession of venomous and restricted snakes brings a fine between $250 and $500 and up to 90 days in jail.
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