Health official finds dead snake in southern California home
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Snakes found in 'house of horrors'

30 January 2014 Last updated at 11:52 GMT

Police and health inspectors have discovered hundreds of snakes, some dead and some living, in a house in southern California.

Neighbours living close to the house in Santa Ana notified the authorities after noticing an unpleasant smell coming from the house. Nothing could prepare them for the scenes they discovered when they entered what one officer described as "a house of horrors".

Grainne Harrington reports