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Hundreds Of Pythons Found In Man's Home After 'Smell Of Death' Complaints
In a scene right out of a B-grade horror movie, up to 400 snakes, some of them pythons, were found slithering around a home belonging to an elementary school teacher.
Police served a warrant on the Santa Ana house after neighbors complained of a "smell of death" emanating from inside. When authorities entered the house, the place was crawling with snakes and rats, who were there to provide food for the snakes, according to City News Service. According to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, the snakes were kept in "deplorable conditions" and many of them were already dead.
"Some (were) in boxes, some in crates and some crawling around," Bertagna said.
The man who owns the five-bedroom house has been identified as 53-year-old William Buchman, who is a school teacher at Mariners Elementary in Newport Beach, the L.A. Times reports. Neighbors told the Times that he had become increasingly withdrawn from society in the past few years. Neighbors also referred to him as the "rat man" due to the number of rat deliveries to his house. Buchman is currently in custody.
Police in Hazmat suits have been cleaning up the house today and are expecting to find more snakes, CNS reports. No doubt they are tired of all those motherfucking snakes in that motherfucking house (I'll show myself out).