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PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) – At least 240 animals have been rescued from a Pennsylvania home, including more than 100 snakes, several alligators, five tortoises, two skunks, at least a dozen ferrets and some guinea pigs.

Robin Royer, a code enforcement officer for Upper Hanover Township, tells the Allentown Morning Call the home’s condition was “deplorable.”

pennsylvania home animal hoarding More Than 100 Snakes, Several Alligators, More Rescued From Deplorable Pa. Home

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Tracie Graham, an officer with the Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, tells the Reading Eagle the residents of the home also own a home in Macungie Township that was raided by earlier this week.

In that case, the Lehigh County Humane Society removed about 100 animals ranging from pigs to bearded dragons.

The couple has not been names.

Barbara Morgan, the Humane Society’s police officer, tells the Morning Call the smell inside was so sickening that authorities used fire department oxygen tanks to enter the home.

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