An Omaha couple is facing charges after the Nebraska Humane Society received a tip last week that several large and illegal reptiles were being housed in an apartment near 90th and Burt Streets. Humane Society Director Mark Langan says two of three animals confiscated are illegal to own within the city limits.
“The Burmese Python snake, which was 7 to 8 feet long now, can grow up to 20 feet in length so they are a very dangerous animal which is why we don’t allow them in the city limits of Omaha.”
Langan says man people have reptiles as pets but having a Burmese Python and a Monitor Lizard are not the kind you should have inside a home.
“Some people seem to be attracted to reptiles, which as long as they are legal in the city limits of Omaha we have no trouble with but when you are talking about a Monitor Lizard and a Burmese Python snake, both are very dangerous animals to the public.”
Langan is very pleased that someone was concerned enough to give them a call about these dangerous reptiles before someone was hurt.
“It still amazes me that people would want a Burmese Python snake or a Monitor Lizard, both of which are very dangerous but some people are attracted to them and that is why we have served the search warrant.”
The man and woman who owned the reptiles were cited for harboring non-domestic animals.