In the article, SEIU 721 members Seth Hipple (far left) and Tony Ochoa (far right) are seen carrying a massive Burmese python.
Here’s an excerpt from the Ventura County Star:
Reporter John Scheibe writes:
“As with all other pets left at the shelter, workers examined the python for problems and found it had a small injury that needed to be stitched up.”
Fortunately for workers, the snake was accustomed to being handled by its owner and was a lot more congenial than other reptiles that have gone through the shelter.”
Later in the story, some of the other unusual shelter residents cared for by our workers are described:
“…the shelter generally has at least one exotic animal. Recent guests have included boas, an alligator and a dragon lizard. The dragon lizard, which can reach a length of 11 feet or more, was found in an area field.”
You can read more about the odd creatures our animal control workers handle on VCStar.com