Hundreds of reptiles, birds found in Weston house

Police and animal control officers say the animals were in deplorable, cramped conditions and many of them were dead.

Police and animal control officers say the animals were in deplorable, cramped conditions and many of them were dead. (9/16/16)

WESTON - Hundreds of birds, snakes, turtles and other reptiles were found in horrid conditions in a home in Weston.

The animals were discovered Thursday while officers were looking into a foul smell reported in the area of Newtown Turnpike.

Police and animal control officers say the animals were in deplorable, cramped conditions and many of them were dead.

Several state agencies were called to the scene. News 12 is told a rescue group took in 40 exotic snakes and 14 exotic birds Thursday night. Another organization arrived Friday to try and help the rest of the birds.

The owner of the property is said to be cooperating with the investigation. There was no word on whether charges would be filed.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 asked viewers what they thought of 1 Connecticut Talks Trump: First 100 Days
Doctors say the recent spring weather has caused 2 Warm weather causes trouble for asthma patients
Connecticut Traffic Advisory for 4/28 3 Connecticut Traffic Advisory for 4/28
Suchada Palmer, a personal chef and culinary instructor, 4 Chef's Quick Tip: Papaya Salad
Police said they received multiple reports of the 5 Police search Greenwich for armed robbery suspect

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE