"Reptile Man" can't slither out of this

January 26, 2011 5:05:04 AM PST
Snakes alive!

That's what got the "Reptile Man" man in trouble with the law.

Aaron Flett has pleaded guilty to keeping a wild animal without a license.

Authorities say he about 40 snakes - most of them poisonous - at his Washington state home.

He was called the "Reptile Man" by the kids at area schools where he would show off his slithering collection.

A judge sentenced Flett to five days on a work crew and fined him about 680 bucks.

Flett's conviction will be erased from his record if keeps out of trouble for two years.

A local paper reports the snakes were seized by animal control officers during a raid about a year ago.

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