Cabin Tenant Kills Garter Snakes, Sues Landlord

ASPEN, CO — An Aspen cabin “contaminated” with garter snakes is at the centre of a $6,000 lawsuit by its tenant, who complains that he had to kill over 100 snakes during his stay there. I don’t know about you, but garter snakes never struck me as something that “needed” killing — there are ways of dealing with snakes getting into your house — and in many jurisdictions, killing a hundred wild animals, even common garter snakes, would raise some eyebrows amongst wildlife conservation authorities. Apparently not Colorado.