Snake House and Snake Manicure

Garter snakes in the wild.

“It felt like we were living in Satan’s lair. That’s the only way to really explain it.”

That is how homeowners describe their dream home after discovering that it was infested with thousands of garter snakes.

According to the family, when they purchased the house they signed a disclosure agreement acknowledging the snake problem.  But the family claims that the agent had assured them that there wasn’t really a snake infestation — it was just something the prior owners had made up to try to avoid paying their mortgage.  Unfortunately, the snakes turned out to be very real.

So much so, the Animal Planet’s “Infested” featured their home. If you have a weak stomach don’t watch the video below at parts 6:15-7:30.

The family has since moved.  According to Legal Blog Watch, the house has been foreclosed on and the family has filed for bankruptcy.

It turns out that the family who owned the house before them similarly had to abandon the house because of the snake problem.  The previous owners attempted to sue the people that sold them the house, but the court dismissed their complaint.

The moral of the story is a lawyer cannot help you with your snake infestation.  Apparently.

Siouxsie lives by the old adage though — when life gives you snakes, make snakeskin manicures.

Snake shed, for those who don’t know, is a sought after commodity.  That is because snake shed manicures are “hot” in NYC.  But see The Today Show (if featured on the Today Show it can’t be that hot).  The snakeskin manicure is a gel manicure with a piece snake skin applied on top.  The effect is kind of awesome.  But according to the video, it takes about two hours and costs about $300.  So Siouxsie will pass on this.

Garter snake photo courtesy of


~ by siouxsielaw on June 20, 2011.

2 Responses to “Snake House and Snake Manicure”

  1. You should get the snake skin manicure. You could write it off.

  2. They had signed a document noting the snake infestation..That was pretty really stupid..They said they had been assured by their estate agent that the snakes were just a story invented by the previous owners to leave their mortgage behind..find that realtor. you owe us a house you lying sack of snake musk……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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