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AUSTIN (AP) – Austin police say a cobra believed have bitten and killed an 18-year-old Central Texas man who was transporting the snake in his car has been found dead.

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Police say the venomous snake was found early Friday morning near an intersection about half a mile away from the parking lot of the home improvement store where Grant Thompson of Temple was found unresponsive Tuesday.

Thompson, who had puncture wounds on his wrist, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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When people searched Thompson’s car they found another snake, six tarantulas and a bullfrog.

He worked at a pet shop in his hometown of Temple. The Temple Daily Telegram has reported he would show exotic animals to children.

Police didn’t immediately return a call for more information Friday morning.

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