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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Sep 24, 2013
Location: Shirley, New York

Animal: Burmese Pythons,
Animal Disposition: removed/re-housed

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Legal/illegal issue
Species: Reptile

Summary: A New York animal control officer was found with more than 850 snakes at his Long Island home, who was breeding and selling the snakes. Most of the snakes found on the man's property were legal, but officials said he violated town codes by operating his reptile-sales business without a permit. Among the snakes found were Burmese pythons, which are illegal to own in the state.

Source: Washington Post.com

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