Authorities remove 14 snakes from suburban Detroit home

Posted at 12:02 PM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 12:02:19-05

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve removed 14 snakes from a suburban Detroit home where they were being bred and sold.

Macomb County Animal Control Officer Jeff Randazzo tells The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens ( ) that the reptiles, which include ball pythons and corn snakes, were removed from the home in Washington Township on Tuesday.

Randazzo says some of the snakes, which were in aquariums and rubber storage tubs, didn’t appear healthy and were in need of medical attention. He says authorities responded after receiving a call about snakes being sold from the home by a couple living there.

Animal cruelty charges could be brought in the case. Randazzo says it’s illegal to possess exotic animals under a township ordinance.