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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 20, 2007
Location: Jackson, Ohio

Animal: Python, Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Abandoned animal, Animal Death, Animal Death by human, Animal health issue
Species: Reptile, Other

Summary: A 10-ft-long python and Madagascar hissing cockroaches were found barely alive among approximately 25 starving and dead animals in an abandoned farmhouse. A woman noticed a hog running loose in the road near the property and called police. Authorities found dead dogs, ducks, snakes, rabbits, goats, and chickens. One of two women who lived at the house was taken into custody.

Source: Plain Dealer

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