Just because you love an animal doesn't mean it loves you back.
18-year-old Austin Hatfield of Wimauma, Florida captured a four-foot cottonmouth snake (also called a water moccasin) last week and decided to keep him as a pet. He's been keeping it in a pillowcase in his girlfriend's house. A few days ago, he was cuddling with his new pet and decided to give him a kiss on the mouth. And (surprisingly) it bit him.