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About 100 dead pythons discovered in Florida home

About 100 dead ball pythons were found last month in a Florida home where the floor was covered in feces and urine, wildlife officials revealed Thursday.

About 100 dead ball pythons were found last month in a Florida home where the floor was covered in feces and urine, wildlife officials revealed Thursday.  (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

About 100 ball pythons were found dead last month in a Florida home where the floor was covered in feces and urine, wildlife officials said Thursday.

The snakes were discovered in the Jupiter home of Jennifer Morrison, 59, the Sun Sentinel reported. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a report that investigators were forced to wear gloves and masks while in the home because the smell in the house was so bad. She was reportedly living at the home at the time.

The snakes were found in dozens of plastic bins inside the home's bathroom, the report said. The dead reptiles were seized on Feb. 16. Morrison was charged with confinement of animals without sufficient food, water or exercise and animal abandonment, according to the Sun Sentinel.

Morrison was either a reptile dealer or attempting to become one, the paper reported. She faces possible jail time or a fine of up to $5,000.

Officials also removed a handful of animals that were still alive in the home, including two dogs, two red-footed tortoises, two parakeets and two more ball pythons.

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