Monday 14 October 2019

Unsuspecting thieves steal bag full of snakes

A reptile lover who had three snakes and a lizard stolen says the thieves probably thought they were making away with loot.

The stolen bag contained three pythons and a lizard (monicadoallo/Getty)
The stolen bag contained three pythons and a lizard (monicadoallo/Getty)

By Associated Press reporter

A reptile lover says thieves who made off with his duffle bag probably thought they were taking swag – but it was actually full of snakes.

Brian Gundy, who breeds and sells reptiles through his business, For Goodness Snakes, had given a presentation at Martin Luther King Library in San Jose on Saturday and left his gear in a parking garage to retrieve his car.

When he returned, he found a bag containing three pythons and a lizard was gone.

In a video appeal, Mr Gundy said the theft was “very upsetting”, adding “my biggest concern is the safety of the animals”.

Wearing a snake around his neck, he continued: “Obviously, these people that took this bag from me… probably don’t know the first thing about taking care of snakes and lizards.”

Mr Gundy later said two snakes had been found in a dumpster but he’s worried about the safety of the other reptiles.

He filed a police report and hopes garage surveillance video and help from the public will help catch the thieves.

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