40 pythons in a motel room were confiscated by law enforcement and the Brant County SPCA in Canada. These 40 pythons were in cramped plastic cartons inside a Brantford motel room with little water when police found the pythons. These snakes were all different sizes and ages, according to Yahoo News on Aug.16.
When police went to the motel room on a separate investigation they came across these pythons leading Brandon James, the spokesperson for the Brant County SPCA to say: “I've never seen a load of snakes this big in my time here.”
The containers in the motel room were found to have some python eggs inside that had not hatched yet. The snakes ranged from about five feet in length down to tiny little things less than a foot long. In Brantford it is illegal to own a python, never mind 40 of them.
The snakes found under these conditions, coiled up in cramped containers and left without water, constitutes neglect of these pythons. The SPCA took them and put them in a separate unit, which is a portable facility at their location. They are going to a reptile facility in Ontario, but the James would not say where that is located. The folks at the SPCA did say that the pythons had just eaten recently, so someone was feeding them.