Idaho House For Sale, Free Garter Snakes Included

A house north of Rexburg, Idaho that is “infested” with hundreds if not thousands of garter snakes is on the market again, the Rexburg Standard Journal reports. The house is currently listed for $109,200; without the snakes, it would have been worth around $175,000. It’s been on the market twice due to foreclosures. The snakes are believed to have gotten in during a remodelling five years ago. It’s a pity the real estate agent can’t turn a snake-infested house into a selling point: I can think of some people, myself included, who wouldn’t be at all bothered by the presence of so many garter snakes — quite the opposite.

Update: More coverage from Reuters, Gawker, the Daily Mail and many, many other places.