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Police put squeeze on California teacher for hoarding 300 pythons

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William Buchman, a 53-year-old teacher in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District in California was arrested after police found more than 300 pythons, both living and dead, in his Santa Ana 5-bedroom home. They also found rats and mice used to feed them. No other people were said to live with him in the residence.

According to police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, local animal control authorities had attempted to “work with Buchman to during the past several months” after neighbors continuously complained of the smell, but found him uncooperative. As a result, a warrant was finally issued after he refused to let them inside the house and he was taken into custody for investigation of neglect in the care of animals.

“The stench was overwhelming. I feel like I need to take a shower for a week," commented police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. “The snakes were in plastic bins all over the place, including the bedrooms.”

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