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Maryland man found dead in home with over 100 snakes

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 | January 22, 2022 05:00 AM

A Maryland man was found dead in his home with over 100 snakes, police say.

The Charles County Sheriff's Office said it found a man dead in his home in Pomfret, Maryland, on Wednesday, where officials discovered more than 100 venomous and nonvenomous snakes of different varieties in tanks, according to a statement.

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Police were sent to the residence after a neighbor who went to the house saw the man lying unconscious on the floor, the statement said. When police arrived, they pronounced the man dead and found the snakes on racks in the home, according to the statement.

Jennifer Harris, a spokeswoman for Charles County Animal Control, told WUSA9 that animal control had "tagged and bagged" 125 snakes and counting and that his neighbors were not aware of the snakes.

The largest snake found was a 14-foot Burmese python, according to the outlet.

"I do want to assure the community, [and] anybody living in this neighborhood, we have not seen that any of the snakes were not properly secured or could have escaped," Harris told the outlet.

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The unidentified man's body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy as officials continue their investigation into the death, according to police.

A spokeswoman for Charles County did not respond to the Washington Examiner's request for comment at the time of publication.

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