The London Humane Society is appealing to the public after eleven dead snakes were found beside a garbage pickup location.
A citizen discovered the snakes neatly arranged in the grass next to where garbage is picked up on Friday morning in a residential area, though the exact location has not been given.
“Then what happened was the snakes went missing for a period of time,” says Executive Director of the London Humane Society Judy Foster.
“They were picked up by some folks working for the City, so it took us hours to get the snakes and get them over to the shelter so we could examine them.”
The Humane Society has so far determined the snakes were pythons between 1 and 3 years old and appeared neglected.
“It’s against the city bylaws to have a snake that’s longer than 2 feet in length. At least two of these snakes are outside of the city limits in terms of size but our concern of course is with regards to the animal welfare aspect of this discovery.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact them.