United States: a man found dead surrounded by more than a hundred snakes

Phobics abstain. A 49-year-old American man was found dead at his home in Maryland surrounded by more than 100 snakes, authorities said Thursday. Police were called after a neighbor reported him lying on the ground, unconscious. He had allowed himself to enter his home after not seeing him for more than a day, the Charles County Sheriff said in a statement relayed by the New York Post.

Inside the house, rescuers found nearly 130 snakes, some of them poisonous. Among them, a Burmese python of 4.2 meters, reports the New York Post. The reptiles lived in terrariums arranged on shelves. All were recovered by Charles County Animal Control, a kind of local SPA, with the help of experts from North Carolina and Virginia. During an interview with the local channel WUSA9, Jennifer Harris, spokesperson for this association, said that it was the largest collection of snakes they had ever seen in more than 30 years of experience. .

At this point, we have not discovered any snakes in the wild.– Jennifer Harris, porte-parole du Charles County Animal Control

The spokesperson also wanted to reassure the neighbors, who were unaware of the presence of these snakes in the man’s house, about their safety. “I want to assure the community and anyone living in this neighborhood that no snakes were able to escape”, she said. “I know people were concerned that there could be a danger to people living nearby, but at this stage we have not discovered any snakes on the loose after this gentleman died.”

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