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TOPSHOT - A rattlesnake is seen before extracting venom from it at the Butantan Institue -which supplies the Ministry of Health, with many snakes' venom for its ditribution countrywide- in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 12, 2019. - In 2018 nearly 29,000 people were bitten by snakes in Brazil, of which over a hundred were killed. Most of the cases were in the vast and remote Amazon basin, far away from hospitals stocked with antivenom. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA / AFP) (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images)

One month after Harry Pugliese moved himself, his wife, and his 13-year-old stepdaughter into a rental property in Lafayette, Georgia, he told his landlord about a leak in the roof. Pugliese says John Stafford did nothing about the problem, and last week part of the ceiling collapsed, revealing at least four rat snakes living in the ceiling. He says the family had already seen infestations of rats, cockroaches, and bees at the home, so he called Animal Control.

That should get things under control when you’re dealing with ceiling snakes, right? In this case, no; Animal Control said they needed the landlord’s permission to take the roof down and get the snakes out, and Pugliese says Stafford “didn’t want to do nothing about it.” He had told Stafford earlier that he was going to take his rent money and use it to fix the roof instead and wouldn’t pay any rent until the pest situation was taken care of.

How would you respond to that? Stafford’s response was to serve them with eviction papers yesterday; when asked about the problem with bees in the walls of the rental home, Stafford told a reporter “I would hate to disturb the bees.” With barely a pause for the reporter to process that, he added “Bees are becoming extinct and that’s a strong hive.” Stafford then hung up on the reporter when she asked when the home had last been inspected. Pugliese and his family are now staying with his brother-in-law.

Source: Daily Mail