Animal neglect charges are possible against a man who recently re-located to Clay County, Minnesota from Florida. Not sure what to do with his 32 snakes, he stashed them in his storage unit near Dilworth. Not a happy ending for the reptiles.
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Officials who found 32 pythons in a Dillworth storage unit say the reptiles might not be dead after all. Authorities were considering filing animal neglect charges against the owner of the snakes. Now they wonder whether they are in a type of hybernation.
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