|New York snake salesman seeking new home for 850 snakes||| Print ||
|Written by Associated Press|
|Tuesday, 24 September 2013 06:38|
SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York animal control officer found with more than 850 snakes at his Long Island home is searching for a new shelter for them.
An attorney for Richard Parrinello says his client is seeking a commercially zoned facility that can shelter the snakes. He is planning to submit a proposal to the town of Brookhaven for the snakes' removal by the end of the week.
Authorities removed two 6-foot Burmese pythons from Parrinello's garage last week.
Burmese pythons are illegal to own in New York state without a permit. Most of the other 850 snakes found on Parrinello's property are legal but officials said he violated town codes by operating his reptile-sales business without a permit.
Town attorney David Moran says Parrinello seems willing to cooperate with the town.
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 06:47|
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