An assortment of exotic reptiles worth $49,000 were uncovered by police when they raided the home of a North Carolina man.
Dozens of venomous lizards and snakes were discovered in the Hendersonville home of Walter Kidd, a reptile enthusiast.
Cold-blooded: Dozens of venomous lizards and snakes - like this Black Mamba (pictured) - were discovered in the mobile home of Walter Kidd
Confiscated: Kidd's attorney claimed the reptiles were not a danger because they were kept inside his home (file photo)
Now, the 51-year-old will lose his $49,000 collection after many of the creatures were confiscated.
Police seized the reptiles in August after Kidd was bitten by one of his venomous snakes and was rushed to hospital.
When officers searched his mobile home they discovered it was packed full of snakes in plastic containers.
This week Kidd pleaded guilty to 30 charges of possessing endangered animals and failing to properly label containers of poisonous snakes.
Kidd's attorney claimed the reptiles were not a danger because they were kept inside his home.