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Updated: 10/25/2013 08:00:01AM

Bite victim: Don’t blame the cobra

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SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER

Local snake breeder Frank Costello, 39, pictured with one of his Burmese pythons, was bitten on the hand by a venomous monocled cobra Saturday while he was cleaning its cage. His hand and arm are still sore, but the incident won't deter him from continuing to attend major reptile shows. One of his main goals is to educate the public that snakes aren't all deadly.

By ADAM KREGER

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For the past decade, Frank Costello has spent a lot of his time around snakes — he and his family share their Port Charlotte home with 43 of them.

The 39-year-old is in the business of breeding and selling the serpents at major reptile shows.

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