Hundreds of snakes found in Calif. home

Santa Ana, Calif. (AP) — Police say a schoolteacher has been arrested after at least 300 snakes were found inside his Southern California home.

Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says officers found between 300 and 400 pythons after searching the house early Wednesday after neighbors complained of a rotting stench.

Bertagna says some of the snakes are alive and some are dead. He says the pythons were kept in plastic bins throughout the five-bedroom house, along with mice and rats.

Bertagna says 53-year-old schoolteacher William Buchman was arrested for investigation of neglect in the care of animals.

Bertagna says animal control officials had tried to work with Buchman for several months but sought a warrant after they were not allowed inside the home.

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Stories that may interest you

Fire-ravaged Notre Dame has been stabilized

Notre Dame's rector says a "computer glitch" may have been behind the fast-spreading fire that ravaged the cathedral


One of Alaska's warmest springs on record is causing a dangerous thaw

The average temperature for March recorded was 18.6 degrees Fahrenheit above normal.


Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

Strong storms are roaring across the South on Friday, after killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas


Pope cites plight of migrants, children on Good Friday

Pope Francis at a Good Friday procession has cited the plight of unwanted migrants and abused children as some of the "crosses" of suffering in the world

TRENDING

PODCASTS