NORTH COLLEGE HILL, Ohio, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Cincinnati zookeepers helped authorities find and remove 10 venomous snakes from the home of a woman who died after one of her pets bit her.
Alexandria Hall, 44, was bitten by her Urutu pit viper last week and died Saturday, the Dayton Daily News reported Monday. Police say she was bitten as she cleaned the snake's cage.
Three herpetologists from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden accompanied North College Hill police into her home Saturday to find and remove the reptiles.
Thirteen other reptiles were removed in addition to the 10 poisonous snakes.
Police found several large lizards, who had apparently escaped from cages, wandering throughout the house, said Winston Card, the zoo's conservation program manager for reptiles, amphibians and aquatics.
The venomous snakes, fortunately, were secured in plastic cages throughout the house. It took nearly three hours to comb the house for the animals, Card said.