Sex assault probe yields massive anacondas
Police in Milwaukee are still scratching their heads over this one: Investigators working an alleged sex assault on Wednesday stumbled into a home filled with hundreds snakes, turtles, lizards, rodents, a crocodile and other assorted beasts -- including five huge anaconda snakes, weighing hundreds of pounds each.
They found a chicken, too. No doubt a tasty treat for a famished snake or croc.
"I have not seen this many animals or the conditions we encountered in my career, and I've been here 25 years," fire chief Richard Kaiser told the Journal Sentinel.
Police have arrested Jane Flint, 50, who lives in the home. They're still looking for Terry Cullen, her business partner. The creatures have all been removed from the home, and another building nearby, and taken to Milwaukee Domestic Animal Control.
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