Snake infested home

Snake infested home

A couple in Maryland who recently purchased a home in Annapolis are suing their realtor for $2 million after discovering the house was infested with snakes.

According to Yahoo News, the couple were immediately upset especially since they have a 4-year-old son.

“Once we found three and the size of them, of course your emotions are going crazy,” homeowner Jody Brooks said. Jody and her husband Jeff have a 4-year-old son and a 9-month-old daughter.

The Brooks purchased the home for $410,000 in December 2014, according to court documents. However, as the weather grew warmer, the family discovered the snake infestation.

Now the Brooks are suing their relator, Barbara Van Horn of Champion Realty, Inc., and connected parties. The Brooks claim they knew about the problem, but did not disclose it.

“You should let somebody know of every possible issue when you buy the house,” Jeff Brooks said.

Home Paramount, a local pest company, inspected the home at the Brooks’ request. They discovered “highways” or the tracks the snakes used to get around the house, according to the lawsuit. They also found feces on the walls and more snake skins.

The Brooks have moved out of the home, saying their memories of the place are too upsetting to return.

“I couldn’t come back here,” Jeff Brooks said.

Even if they cleaned-out the home, there’s no guarantee the snakes will not come back, according to the couple’s attorney.

An lawyer representing both Champion Realty, Inc. and Van Horn declined an interview with WUSA-TV saying they do not comment on current litigation.

Two Annapolis homeowners were shocked when they found out the home they purchased was infested with snakes. (Photo: Stephanie Ramirez, WUSA9)

Two Annapolis homeowners were shocked when they found out the home they purchased was infested with snakes.
(Photo: Stephanie Ramirez, WUSA9)