Police find 124 caged snakes in dead man's Maryland home

A Dead Man and a collection of 124 live snakes, some venomous and illegal to keep, in his home during a welfare check this week.

The snakes were "meticulously cared for" in cages stacked throughout the Pomfret home

The snake were rattlesnakes, cobras, black mambas and a 14-foot-long Burmese python

Harris said. "He was well-known by his neighbors in the community, but nobody had just basically ever been inside his home to know that this part of the home life was going on

The Charles County chief of animal control told her that he had "never encountered anything quite like this situation that we saw today

That typically, animal control officials encounter dangerous dogs, raccoons and coyotes — not snakes.

The snakes, some venomous and illegal, were “meticulously cared for” in cages stacked throughout the home,

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