Coon Rapids reptile breeder fighting exotic pet ordinance

WCCO reports Scott Nellis has more than 400 snakes and exotic reptiles. Coon Rapids officials say a city ordinance prohibits the unusual collection and he needs to downsize.
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WCCO reports Scott Nellis has more than 400 snakes and exotic reptiles. Coon Rapids officials say a city ordinance prohibits the unusual collection and he needs to downsize.

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