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Idaho couple’s home infested with snakes

Snakes fell on Lyman Hepworth’s head when he opened the door to a pump house near the small house the couple planned to buy.

“When it warmed up, we walked onto the yard and the whole yard moved,” Jeanine Hepworth told the Rexburg Standard Journal.

One day, Lyman Hepworth reached to turn on a light and discovered the pull cord was actually a snake.

Turns out the property was a winter snake sanctuary, likely a snake den or hibernaculum where snakes gather in large numbers to hibernate for the winter, said Lauri Hanauska-Brown, a biologist with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.</i>


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