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Reptile woman commits suicide by snake

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black-mamba-suicideA WOMAN who kept 75 snakes in her New York apartment is feared to have committed suicide by snake.


Police fear Aleta Stacey deliberately allowed herself to be bitten by a black mamba – one of the most venomous snakes on earth whose venom can kill victims in 20 minutes.

Officers initially thought the snake-mad 56-year-old  was accidentally bitten while cleaning her pets' cages but she made no attempt to call for help and friends interviewed by police said she had been unhappy for some time.

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