WEST BEND, Wis. – The police are investigating a case of sexual abuse suspicious discovered hundreds of snakes, mice and other small animals, including a number who died was, in the stinky basement of his southeast Wisconsin house.
West Bend police say officers 160 snakes, more than 250 mice, as well as geckos and frogs in the house Thursday. The snakes ranged from 6 inches to 2 feet (15 to 61 centimeters in length.
Many were in poor health. A number of dead snakes and mice were also removed.
A 42-year-old man was arrested on preliminary charges of sexual violence, domestic violence and battery. He is expected to be charged with additional criminal and civil code violations.
Neighbor Crystal Frederick called the incident “very disturbing.”
West Bend is about 40 miles (65 km) in the northeastern part of Wisconsin.