Snakes in a home, anyone? A snake-infested home sounds like something out of a B-rated horror movie, but home buyers Jeff and Jody Brooks probably feel like mouthing off Samuel L. Jackon’s famous line where he says, “I have had it with these bleeping snakes on this bleeping plane!” Sick and tired of the situation, they have sued the realtor and the seller for an amazing $2 million.
[Update] The lawyer for the family claims the only solution is to burn their dream home to the ground.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, a different snake-infested home in Florida had 48 snakes slithering all over the place, and although the family complained to the landlord, the problem continued for months.
The Brooks family has also been battling with their snake-infested home since they purchased it in December of 2014. The Maryland home cost them $410,000 and it seemed to be the stuff of dreams… that is, until they moved in and started hearing noises in the dead of the night.
“Once we found three and the size of them, of course your emotions are going crazy. We’ve kind of settled our fears by talking to the experts but my first quest was, help me emotionally, just tell me that this snake would never have mistaken our four-month-old baby for a vermin and curled up in the crib with her,” said Jody Brooks.
The problem was so bad that Jeff Brooks had taken to carrying a machete around the snake-infested home. Eventually, they found out they had black snakes living in their walls, and they claim the broker and the seller knew about the snake infestation, yet hid this fact. Their realtor, Barbara Van Horn, is also their neighbor, and the family says they had heard a rumor about the snake-infested home, but Van Horn downplayed the issue.
“She said she had the world come out and look at it and there was no problem. She’s going to be our neighbor. She is a licensed agent. Who do you trust? A rumor in the area or a licensed agent?” said Jody, according to AZ Central. “We’ve learned that specifically with some of the prior tenants that lived in the home, who’ve reached out to us just for support, that this has been an ongoing problem and the extent of their problem and how terrifying it was for them. So they knew and didn’t disclose that information.”
When a local pest company checked out the snake-infested home, they claimed what they found was “incredible” and not anything like they had seen before. Attorneys representing the Brooks family says it was a “snake den” where snake skin and feces littered the walls.
Worse, house inspectors say black snakes leave a scent telling other snakes where a good place to live is located, so even though the Brooks already spent $50,000, it’s possible their snake-infested home may never become clean.
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