Selection: A man's lifeless body was found in a Maryland home surrounded by more than a hundred snakes.
A Maryland man was found surrounded by more than 100 venomous and non-venomous snakes in his home, authorities said Thursday.
The incident began when neighbors reported seeing a man lying unconscious on the ground, and when police went to check on him, they found the 49-year-old man dead.
Emergency and fire officials forced their way through the front door of the house and pronounced the man dead at the scene. Police said there was no evidence of foul play and the man's body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. Authorities have not yet released the man's identity, but the strange thing is that police discovered more than 100 different types of snakes inside the house, which the man's neighbors were unaware of. Charles County Animal Control was working with experts from North Carolina and Virginia to rescue the reptiles, police said.
Charles County Animal Control spokeswoman Jennifer Harris told WUSA9 the department has identified more than 125 snakes and neighbors should not be concerned. A 14-foot Burmese python was the largest snake in the house, according to the Animal Control Bureau.