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Idaho officials seize 34 venomous snakes from Boise home

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Evin Oneale, IDFG
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Evin Oneale, IDFG

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials say they have seized 34 venomous snakes from the home of a 25-year-old man in Boise.

Officers with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game as well as Boise Police Department officers served a search warrant on Sept. 5 and charges are currently pending against the man.

A city code in Boise bans ownership of nearly all venomous snakes except those native to North America.

While some of the snakes are native to Idaho, many are from Southeast Asia, Africa and Central and South America.

Many prospective owners are required to have an import permit and a veterinary certificate of health to own exotic reptiles and amphibians.

Authorities say the suspect did not have any relevant documentation.

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Associated Press

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