Tuesday, June 29, 2010

72 Snakes Found In Apartment

A team from the city's Criminal Nuisance Abatement Unit has red-tagged the apartment where officials have found 72 live snakes, at last count.

Animal welfare officials said they spent Monday afternoon at the Las Kivas Apartments on Tramway Boulevard, where they seized several reptiles and numerous snakes -- most of them boa constrictors.

Tuesday, the Criminal Nuisance Abatement Unit continued its inspection of the property.

Pictures taken by the unit of inside the apartment show crowded conditions, with holes in the floors and walls.

Criminal Nuisance Abatement Unit members said the odor was significant as they entered the property.

"It was piled high, full of trash, feces," said unit member Vivian Gonzales..." More & video

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