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Finding homes for 850 snakes
NEW YORK (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A New York Animal Control officer who had more than 850 snakes inside his home is trying to find them a new place to stay.
Richard Parrinello is looking for a business building to shelter the snakes.
He says he plans to submit a proposal to the Brookhaven Town Board for the snakes' removal by the end of the week.
Authorities have already removed two six-foot Burmese pythons from his home last week. They are illegal to own in New York without a permit.
Most of the other snakes were legal, but officials say he violated town codes by operating his reptile-sales business without a permit.