Snakes, other animals seized from Milwaukee-area home


April 28, 2016

ST. FRANCIS Authorities say at least a half-dozen snakes and other animals were seized from a Milwaukee-area home after a snake bit the animal's owner.

The Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission says this was at least the third time in recent years that animal control workers have responded to the St. Francis home. The Journal Sentinel reports St. Francis police were notified Tuesday about the snake bite and called in the animal control commission, and six snakes, an iguana and a tarantula were seized.

On Wednesday morning, police went back to the house and again called the commission to report there were more animals found.

St. Francis Police Chief Tom Dietrich expects police will give the man a citation based on a city ordinance, but Dietrich did not expect criminal charges.