TODAY   |  September 20, 2013

850 snakes removed from suburban NY home

A Long Island animal control officer was allegedly collecting and selling the snakes when he was discovered on Thursday. The illegal menagerie included two Burmese pythons, which can reach up to 6 feet and are illegal in New York state.

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>>> neighbors might be relieved after, listen to this, 850 snakes were removed from one home thursday, a suburban home in new york and in the garage. the collection included a pair of illegal pythons. officials say they belonged to a local animal control officer who was selling them. they'll be shipped to an animal sanctuary . not clear what will happen with the other snakes.