A Manhattan resident was taken to the hospital for a snake bite on Saturday morning, police say.

Around 5:14 a.m., police responded to a call about a 52-year-old man on West 45th Street in Hell's Kitchen. The man was in his kitchen when something bit him on the right foot, an NYPD spokesman said.

The man is being treated at Jacobi Medical Center. The animal was described a foot-long grey snake; it's unclear what kind of snake it was but the police spokesman said it was the victim's pet.

In March, a Staten Island man decapitated his Sub-Saharan Gaboon viper when it bit him while he was cleaning its tank. The man was also issued a summons, because the NYC Health Code (PDF) states that "all front-fanged venomous snakes, even if devenomized, including, but not limited to, all Viperidae (viper, pit viper)" are prohibited because they are considered to be wild animals, which the city classifies as an animal that's "naturally inclined to do harm and capable of inflicting harm upon human beings."