While buying a new home is supposed to be an exciting time in your life, it can also come with some problems. A Colorado woman who purchased a home for the very first time discovered that the house was actually infested with snakes just weeks after moving in.
Amber Hall moved into her new Centennial home with her 13-year-old son, 11-year-old daughter and two Labrador retrievers in April 2023. One day a few weeks later, one of her dogs alerted her that several snakes were slithering behind a gaping hole in the garage wall.
“I was petrified,” Hall said. “I am very scared of snakes.”
Since the discovery, snake catchers have made frequent visits to the home. So far, they have managed to capture around 30 of the reptiles, identified as non-venomous garter snakes. Most of the snakes were located in the garage but Hall said a few have been found slithering through the house.
Experts on the matter have reported that there’s likely a den somewhere underneath the house where the snakes have been living for at least two years. Pest control workers said they would have to tear apart the deck and surrounding concrete to reach the den, which would be an expensive feat.
“The snake wrangler that caught some snakes for me said the snakes he caught look to be about two to three years old so he imagines they’ve been here for a long time and there’s a lot more,” Hall said.
Instead of saving up for other expenses, Hall said she is counting pennies to have the den eventually relocated.