December 08, 2016  

Slash Ditched Reptile Collection When First Son Was Born

April 15, 2010 (7:47 am) GMT
The former Guns N' Roses rocker got rid of his pets because he feared the dangerous animals would harm the baby.

Rocker parted ways with his famous collection of killer reptiles when his son was born - because he worried the baby would be harmed if a snake or lizard got loose. The former star once boasted a menagerie of slimy critters but admits he had enough "close calls" with family pets to realize snakes and babies didn't mix.

So he got rid of all of his pets, apart from an anaconda that was a birthday gift. The "Welcome to the Jungle" hitmaker says, "I used to have an insane collection of reptiles. I had that for a lot of years until my first son was born... I'd had enough close calls with domestic pets - cats and snakes - and so I got rid of them all."

"Now I only have one (snake) and he's pretty big... He's about five feet, six feet - something like that. He's actually a birthday present from a friend of mine. He was pretty much a newborn when I got him."

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Mick Jagger, 73, Welcomes Baby Boy With 30-Year-Old Girlfriend Melanie Hamrick
  2. Watch 'Carpool Karaoke' With Madonna and Find Out Juicy Detail of Her Night Out With Michael Jackson
  3. Major Lazer Mashes Up Biggest Hits of the Year for YouTube Rewind 2016 Video
  4. John Cena Promises to Destroy 'Saturday Night Live' in New Promo
  5. Katy Perry Joins Jennifer Aniston at 'Office Christmas Party' L.A. Premiere
  6. Kardashian Sisters Try to Block Blac Chyna From Trademarking Their Family Name. How She Reacts?
  7. Nick Cannon Hits Back at Dane Cook Who Shamed Him for Wearing Turban
  8. Johnny Depp Dubbed Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actor Again by Forbes