Snakes in a Basement

ST. ANTHONY, IDAHO — Lyman Hepworth bought a house for cheap in March; the reason why it was so cheap was apparently because 500 garter snakes were using it as a hibernaculum. The previous owner is offering to take the house back, but the Hepworths simply want the snakes gone. At least they’ve stopped killing them. As I’ve said before (1, 2), some people have all the luck. Some of us pay good money to fill our basements with snakes!