Imagine buying a new Colorado home just to discover a SNAKE DEN with 150 of the creatures living under their homes
- New homeowners in Colorado were shocked when they discovered a snake plague in real estate
- A destroyer was called in to free the house in Elizabeth from his snake’s den
- The horrible couple spent thousands of pounds on repairs and pest control
A couple got more than they expected when they found 150 snakes living under their new homes.
Shaynon McFadden and Royce Robins discovered a large snake den under the back deck of the house that they bought in Rushmore Street, Elizabeth, Colorado.
To their horror, they subsequently discovered that the creatures jumped through holes in the floor at the back of their house.
“We began to see garter snake heads popping up between the wooden slats on the ground floor,” Mrs. McFaddon said.
The couple found garter snakes popping up through the porch behind their new home in Elizabeth, Colorado
A group of snakes wrapped themselves around some insulation in a wall cavity
As the weather got warmer, more snakes appeared in the garden, under the deck, around the foundation and even in the house.
“My cats were cornered in the bathroom,” Mrs. McFadden said. “We don’t know for sure how it came in, but we immediately disposed of it.”
The couple hired a destroyer who discovered a large snake’s cave under the back deck.
More than 150 snakes were removed from the building and relocated.
The couple spent around $ 8,000 on a new deck, shed and pest control.
One of the cats of the couple watches a snake gliding through the house’s window. Their cats also cornered a snake in the bathroom
More garter snakes are popping up between the back deck at the back of the couple’s property
A hose curled up on the outside wall inspects a ventilation opening that gives him access to the house
Mrs. McFadden said she had no idea of the “snake plague” when she and her husband bought the house in November 2018 after they decided to share their ordeal.
“It wasn’t announced to us when we bought the house, so it was a surprise,” she said.
Under Colorado law, sellers and real estate agents must disclose material facts about the property to a potential buyer.
According to non-profit real estate trade association, the Colorado Association of Realtors, a snake plague would qualify as a material fact that should be disclosed, regardless of the owner’s efforts to solve the problem.
A spokesperson said that arguments about non-disclosure are among the most common disputes after a sale.
The couple spent thousands of pounds on pest control to get rid of the snake den and more than 150 snakes