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Hundreds of rats run free, pet snakes starve


Hundreds of rats run free, pet snakes starve

Woman lived with droppings-covered floor, urine-soaked carpet

ROCHESTER, Wash. - Authorities say a woman has been found living with hundreds of rats and four malnourished snakes in a home outside Rochester.

Thurston County Animal Services Director Susanne Beauregard says an official from the Area Agency on Aging alerted authorities about a month ago, but the woman has been uncooperative. She says the woman calls the rats her friends.

On Wednesday a search warrant was obtained and officers found the floor covered with rat droppings and the carpets soggy with rat urine. Beauregard says two malnourished boa constrictors, a corn snake and a king snake were seized from cages.

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Comment by Gentlespirit - April 12, 2008, 9:32 pm
Unbelieveable...makes my skin crawl!!!

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