!7 Snakes Found in Hotel Room

@Bd200789 (2994)
United States
July 14, 2008 1:52pm CST
"Fairfax City police said they found 17 exotic snakes, 12 of them venomous, inside Room 11 of the Hy-Way Motel near Fairfax Circle on Thursday night after the motel's management alerted them to a foul odor. The snakes took up residence at the Hy-Way on Sunday and were not detected by the housekeeping staff because they were concealed in luggage, police said." I'm glad I wasn't staying there!
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15 responses
14 Jul 08
Hi Bd200789, !Yke! how could any do something like that to the poor snakes,fancy putting them in luggage and leaveing, any one could have a hart attack seeing them, I know I woulk I am so scared of snakes. Tamara
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I don't know, I don't like snakes either, but I could never hurt one.
@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
14 Jul 08
This would be my worst fear come true!! Ughhh!
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Mine, too. I hate snakes.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Where is Fairfax City? I want to be sure that I don't go there anytime in the near future. I hate snakes and I can not imagine having that many of them in one room. What would have happened if they had gotten out and hurt a housekeeper? I bet they were being sold on the black market.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Fairfax City is in Virginia. Someone could have been seriouly injured. I don't know if they were being sold or not.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
*shivers* again with the snakes. lol There was this post last week I think about finding a snake in a local shop...now in a motel,. brrr... I dont like snakes. period.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I don't like snakes, either. I didn't know one had been found in a store.
@dmcollie (217)
• United States
14 Jul 08
WOW That is scary. And to think I stayed in a motel two nights ago. "no where near there!" I do not like slithery snakes. Was anybody hurt? Was this someone that rented the room that sells exotic creatures on the black market?
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I don't think the person was selling them. I know he was arrested a few days ago for having 100 of them in his home.
@Gollywog (1092)
18 Jul 08
OH NO? I would have fainted? I hate snakes they are horrible, why would any one whant to have snakes in there luggage bag?
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@twallace (2675)
• United States
14 Jul 08
How long had those snakes been there and how did they get there for them to take up residence in the hotel. Where they in someone room and the person didn't know or something like that. Or did someone bring them and leave them there? I know that was not a pretty site to find all of those snakes in one place. That is really something for them to bring snakes in a suitcase and leave then. Do they know who did it or not?
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Yeah, he turned himself in once he found out that the police knew about the snakes. He rented a room for a week, and just left them there.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
15 Jul 08
Something had to be wrong with him to leave them in the room for that long. I guess he was looking for buyers for them. That was really dumb. Have a good one.
• Canada
14 Jul 08
I wonder if this is the same thing I heard, or if it's something different. Didn't these snakes have to do with some kind o religion that promotes snake-handling, and didn't a group of members who ended up getting bused for this? Is that what happened, or am I mixing up two similar but totally different stories?
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I don't think so. The man had them in his home at first until he was told to get rid of them. He sent some to a friend of his in Florida.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I don't think so. The man had them in his home at first until he was told to get rid of them. He sent some to a friend of his in Florida.
@samar12 (991)
• India
23 Jul 08
that is so scary. I will never go to that hotel again even if they ask me to stay there for free. I am so scared of snakes.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jul 08
hi Bd2007809 oh my G. I would have been scaredout of 'my wits if I had seen those snakes,yuck.I am glad'the housekeeping people didnt get bit by the venous snakes. Good thing they were in the suit case.what a mess it would have been if those snakes had gotten out of the luggage.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
15 Jul 08
Hi Bd200789! Oh my, that must be really scary! I am glad that the housekeeping never encountered any one of those snakes. Yikes! It is a good thing though it was detected before anyone got hurt. I am glad too that I wasn't staying there either. Take care and God Bless!
@drannhh (15226)
• United States
15 Jul 08
Well, I'm glad I wasn't staying there either. We were going to take a little trip a while back and I researched the hotels in the area and learned that one of the "better" ones had been written up in the news for having bedbugs! Now this was not some unheard of motel in the sticks, it was a major chain in a fairly prominent city, with per night room rates in the triple digits. We stayed home.
@excellence7 (3477)
• Mauritius
15 Jul 08
Oh God, this was a really dangerous situation. Hope no one harmed.
• India
15 Jul 08
Yeah, thast quiet shocking and dangerous. Hopefully no1 got hurt, i guess , how can 17 be unnoticed? and that too poisonous!
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
15 Jul 08
I am glad that I was no where close. I cannot imagine how surprised they were to find them in that room.