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California crooks steal duffel bag full of snakes

October 08, 2019 02:02 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Call it serpent surprise. Or a snake mistake.

A California reptile lover says thieves who made off with his duffel bag probably thought they were taking swag.

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But it was full of snakes.

Brian Gundy, who breeds and sells reptiles through his business, For Goodness Snakes, had given a presentation at Martin Luther King Library in downtown San Jose on Saturday and left his gear in a parking garage to retrieve his car.

When he returned, he found a duffel bag containing three pythons and a lizard was gone.

Gundy tells KRON-TV two snakes were later found in a dumpster but he's worried about the safety of the other reptiles.

He's filed a police report and hopes garage surveillance video and help from the public will help catch the thieves.

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