DBlack mambas, pythons, including a four-meter Burmese python, cobras, rattlesnakes… American police officers faced a very particular crime scene on Wednesday January 19, in a house in Maryland (United States) . A 49-year-old man has been found dead among his 124 snakes, reports NBC Washington. Among the animals found, there were venomous, dangerous specimens, and for some, illegal (which therefore should never have been in the home of an individual).
It was a neighbor, worried about not having seen the man, identified as a certain Raphael Drive, for several days, who gave the alert. Arriving on site, the police did not imagine at all to come across such a jungle. Especially since no neighbor had ever seen the inside of the Raphael Drive house, and didn’t know what was going on there.
“Never seen anything like it”
Jennifer Harris, spokeswoman for the local police, said on television: “Our animal control officer said he had never seen anything like this in thirty years of experience. »
However, all the snakes were in cages or aquariums when the police intervened at the home of the forties. An autopsy will have to be performed to determine the cause of death. At this stage of the investigations, the investigators have not mentioned a snakebite.