Idaho man cited for keeping 25 rattlesnakes
MALTA, Idaho — A southern Idaho man who authorities say had 25 Western rattlesnakes in his apartment at the Sunset Motel in Malta has been issued two misdemeanor citations by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
Thirty-eight-year-old Terry Brian Teeter received the citations in May that list possession, transport or shipment of wildlife.
Officials say Teeter had as many as 32 snakes but he gave some away and cooked and ate two others.
Teeter says he was unaware a license is needed to hunt rattlesnakes in Idaho, and that there is a limit of four rattlers a year.
Teeter tells The Times-News that authorities confiscated the rattlesnakes and released them, but the next day he and a friend found the snakes and killed them.
Teeter has a sentencing scheduled on Friday in 5th District Court on a possible plea agreement.