Las Vegas police find dozens of boa constrictors in home

September 16, 2021 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police found 30 boa constrictors in a home and then determined that nothing was amiss.

Investigators came across the snakes Tuesday during an unspecified law enforcement investigation and promptly called Clark County Animal Control, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

The county agency responded “and determined the possession of the animals was not criminal,” police spokesman Larry Hadfield said in an email.

County spokesman Dan Kulin said local laws don’t prohibit having dozens of boa constrictors in a residence.

“However, for practical purposes there would be a limit on the number of animals that someone could adequately care for,” Kulin said in an email. “For any legally owned animal the owner must provide clean water and food, a clean area or cage, the animal(s) must be kept in an appropriate area, and if confined to a cage the animal must be confined in a safe manner. Failure to provide a safe and clean living space could lead to animal cruelty charges.”

The boa constrictors were in “in appropriate cages” so no action was taken, Kulin said.