SPCA seized wall-to-wall lizards, snakes and fish

March 4, 2008 2:52:37 AM PST
Dozens of snakes, lizards and fish were seized by the SPCA from a home in Pasadena.Crews unloaded the animals this afternoon at the Houston SPCA. They say the owner of the reptiles liked to collect the animals.

Officials say some of the animals were living in pens with dead ones. The house was filled wall-to-wall with the creatures, and there were too many for the owner to keep up with.

"Pretty much everywhere you turned there were lizards, snakes, scorpions," said Heidi Brasher, with the Houston SPCA. "So really all the living area was taken up by these animals."

SPCA officials say the animals appear to be OK. The SPCA will go to court to get custody of the animals. At this point, the owner isn't facing any charges.

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