A Long Island man was hospitalized Thursday night after being bitten by a venomous rattlesnake.
Police said it's unclear what led to the attack.
Authorities found two pet rattlesnakes, a cobra and a monitor lizard inside the victim's Floral Park home.
The Department of Environmental Control is investigating the circumstances of Lantier's ownership of the animals, which require a special license.
Messages left at possible phone numbers for him weren't immediately returned Friday.
The reptiles have been taken to a sanctuary.