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$12K snake amoung reptiles
stolen from pet store

NBC News, by Michelle Boudin

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Posted By:snakeoil, 7/1/2014 10:52:59 AM

GASTONIA, N.C. -- Gastonia police are searching for a man who broke into a pet store and stole several snakes over the weekend. Police said a man broke into the Reptile Passions store on West Franklin Boulevard early Sunday morning and stole several snakes, including a snake valued at $12,000. Jonathan McMillan owns Reptile Passions in Gastonia and got a call from the police Sunday that someone had broken-in. The thief threw a rock through the shops front window. When McMillan pulled up his surveillance system online he could see cops going through the store trying to figure out what had

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Shocking to know that somewhere in the world there is someone who would pay $ 12k for a snake. And that doesn´t even include sales tax, shipping, snake handling, and gift wrapping.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 7/1/2014 11:36:27 AM     (No. 9906959)

I had a 12K snake once. I traded it for two 6K kittens...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 7/1/2014 12:01:49 PM     (No. 9907011)

They need to find this snake quick! If it gets into a government building they will never find it among all the other civil serpents.
If it gets to the beach, just look for the one wearing a pythong.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mushroom, 7/1/2014 12:40:26 PM     (No. 9907069)

For $12k that better be one tasty snake!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rock n robin, 7/1/2014 1:25:14 PM     (No. 9907115)

A diamondback rattler?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 7/1/2014 1:28:36 PM     (No. 9907120)

Thinking it was Valerie Jarrett but she´s worth much more than that.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hazymac, 7/1/2014 1:34:59 PM     (No. 9907134)

Although the article doesn´t provide many details, the python is probably a rare albino, colored several different shades of yellow. Collectors prize albinos, which naturally occur one in a thousand times.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: garyhope, 7/1/2014 3:00:36 PM     (No. 9907244)

Excuse me, but snakes shouldn´t be "pets".

And especially all of the exotic and large snakes that have been let loose and are reproducing like crazy in the Everglades and other places that are a hazard to native pets and wildlife. They´re dangerous.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 4poster, 7/1/2014 4:20:47 PM     (No. 9907330)

Should make a fine pair of snake skin boots.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/1/2014 5:41:29 PM     (No. 9907476)

Road kill.

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