Friday, May 14, 2010

Hoarding Gone Wild

From today's AP news:

Alligators, snakes, rodents rescued in Milwaukee

Fri May 14, 12:32 am ET
MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee police were called to investigate an alleged sexual assault and stepped into a crime scene crawling — in some cases literally — with hundreds of reptiles including alligators and snakes.

Police spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz says the reptiles and rodents were found in a home and inside a building doubling as a storage facility and residence. The initial discovery was made Wednesday, and officers remained at the scene Thursday.

Lt. Paul Felician told WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee at least five anaconda snakes 20 to 30 feet long were found, along with spiders and a chicken.

Some animals were stored in containers; others roamed.

Officials from nearby zoos, an animal control unit and other agencies helped police. A 50-year-old woman was arrested and could be charged.


  1. I suppose the rodents and chickens were there for reptile food? Spiders though?

    Then again, why not spiders. Sounds like selections from the Ark LOL.

    BTW, I loved the over-the-top "[Horny] Snakes on a Plane" movie.

  2. I never actually saw that movie! I should put it on Netflix. :)