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"Idaho snake house" up for sale

By T.K. Randall
January 24, 2011 · Comment icon 17 comments

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The home's owners fled the premesis last year due to its infestation by thousands of snakes.
The unenviable task of trying to sell the property has fallen on Realty Quest associate broker Todd Davis. It is thought the house had been built on a snake den site, despite efforts to remove the slithering occupants it is believed that massive piles of snakes are still packed in to the crawlspaces under the floor and between the inner and outer walls.
Even the man trying to sell this house admits it has a 'horrible' problem. But there are snake lovers in the world, so he remains hopeful. The agent trying to sell this five-bedroom house in Idaho has listed it for $66,000 less than its estimated market value - because it is infested with thousands of snakes.

Source: Daily Mail | Comments (17)

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Comment icon #8 Posted by Mentalcase 14 years ago
Those snakes are harmless & cute!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Chronii 14 years ago
I want that house!!
Comment icon #10 Posted by Robert1 14 years ago
I feel so bad for the guy who has to sell that house.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Psukhe 14 years ago
You wouldn't have to worry about mice.
Comment icon #12 Posted by RedSquirrel 14 years ago
O.k. garter snakes. Yes, they can bite, but come on.... it's like having a bunch of living spaghetti noodles. My one major beef with the article: "The residents are believed to be common garter snakes, a type found throughout the United States. They are not poisonous and are harmless to humans. Read more:" I only know of talk of one or two "poisonous" snakes, venomous on the other hand....
Comment icon #13 Posted by VampireHeart 14 years ago
Comment icon #14 Posted by The Silver Thong 14 years ago
I have an 8 ft boa well only about 5 ft now but growing. I really would only mind the smell.
Comment icon #15 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 14 years ago
you would think...but maybe since its a den they just keep coming back That's a very good point. I suppose the municipal authorities might bulldoze the house down if the situation ever gets out of hand or if too many concerns are expressed.
Comment icon #16 Posted by jaguarsky 14 years ago
Its not nice to mess with Mother Nature. The only problem I see is the smell, snake excretia is not without its own perfume and lots of snakes also have a musk. I wonder if they tried mothballs in the walls and ceiling. It would at least keep the little darlins outside not in.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Robert1 14 years ago
That's a very good point. I suppose the municipal authorities might bulldoze the house down if the situation ever gets out of hand or if too many concerns are expressed. In the end, that's probably what's going to happen.

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