Colorado homeowner finds snakes in wall of new house
A single mom in Centennial, Colorado purchased a new home and discovers a large number of snakes were living there too.
A single mom, Amber Hall, and her two kids moved into their new home in Centennial, Colorado, back in April. After looking at homes for a few weeks, Amber walked into a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home but never expected the home to be already occupied by unwanted guests.
In an interaction with Channel Denver7, Amber said, when she booked her new home, she had no idea that the house had a snake den. “I was trying to unpack, and my dog crouched down, and he started walking over here really slow,” Ms Hall said referring to the door at the back of her garage. She added, “I came over to see what he was looking at, thinking it was like a spider or something, and there were two little holes right here and I saw snakes slither up the wall. So, I panicked.”
The snakes were shockingly large and were coiled up in a wall crack right next to the door. She was led to believe that there were even more snakes above them when Hall put her hand on the wall above them and said she could feel the warmth.
Hall said the first snake was found 10 days ago, and since then, 10 snakes in total have appeared.
“Shockingly big. After all the research, everybody’s saying they’re some form of garter snake. But they’re also giving the caveat that nobody’s ever seen their garter snake that big,” she said. “I can’t unpack any of my stuff because I’m definitely afraid that there are snakes in the boxes or under the boxes… It’s like you crawl into bed, and if the sheet brushes your foot or something, you immediately rip the covers off or jump out of bed to make sure nothing’s in there.”
Hall stated that she has spent approximately $1,000 to remove the snakes so far. She’s not sure she will feel comfortable in the home until she rips up the concrete and locates where they are living.
“I don’t feel like I’m the first one to find them,” Ms. Hall said, “but I don’t think that anybody would ever say that they knew they were there.”
Ms. Hall saved her entire adult life to purchase this house, but she is now unable to take pleasure in it. The family is even afraid to use the bathroom for fear that a snake will emerge from the toilet.