Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

I don’t know what Idaho law says about disclosure, but I suspect "infested with garter snakes" is probably not on the list.

"Huh?" I hear you say. You need to read the story of the "Snake House."

After some time, the Sessions [family] began to see more snakes. Amber Sessions saw eight snakes within a couple of days and decided to research the house a little more.

"I went online to find out what was going on. I typed in ‘Idaho snake house,’ and there was a Channel 6 news report of the previous people that lived there, the Ards, and it was our house," said Amber Sessions.

Now, are you ready for the "Eeeeew" moment?

[Realtor Todd] Davis understands the snakes to be under the foundation of the house and Ben Sessions says he believes the snakes to be by the well because the water at the house tasted the same as the snakes smelled.

Garter snakes "secrete a foul-smelling fluid from anal glands when alarmed."

The good news is that Davis, the new Realtor working to sell the house, says he’s being sure to tell any interested buyer about the snake problem. "I guess I need a snake lover," he said. "Or someone with multiple mongooses."

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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One Response to Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

  1. Doug Francis says:

    I had a discussion with an agent last week about getting snakes out of a listing she was trying to sell in Great Falls. It seemed that the trapper had stopped the problem, but during an open house she went downstairs to find a huge black snake in the middle of the room.

    Now that’s an “eeeeew moment”!

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