Don’t bogart that snake my friend –

Oct. 12, 2020 – A Holladay man has been arrested and is facing charges after animal-control officers found 20 Burmese pythons roaming around his residence.

According to a probable cause statement filed by a Unified police officer, the man, 64, sold a baby python — which is considered an exotic animal — to an undercover officer. After the sale, Salt Lake County Animal Services verified that the man had no permits for either exotic or dangerous animals since 2017.

Officers served a search warrant Friday. In his home, according to the probable cause statement, they found 20 pythons “mostly free-roaming inside.” Ten of the snakes measured longer than 10 feet.



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