They brought out 15 snakes in cages and pillow cases. They were found packed into two rear bedrooms. Many appeared to be underfed.
The homeowner is a single woman who has kept the exotic snakes for more than a decade. Investigators seized them, contending they were being cruelly confined and weren't getting proper food or care.
At least two of the snakes, pythons, were more than 18 feet long. All of them, according to investigators, are potentially dangerous.
"Under the right circumstances any of them would be dangerous, especially these large ones. I believe they would be capable of killing a person," said Deputy Christine Kendrick-Harris with the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office.
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