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After residential fire and neighbor complaints Falkville leaders considering ban on snakes

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Leaders in Falkville are considering passing an ordinance to ban residents from owning certain types of snakes.

According to reports, the proposal was introduced after Falkville resident Terry Lambert's house caught on fire in August and he came running from the burning home clutching an armful of his pet snakes.

Some neighbors were disturbed by what they saw and took their concerns to city hall.

Lambert says his snakes are kept in plastic boxes in his garage, and aren't expected to grow to be more than 4 feet long.  Lambert's wife, Melissa, says their neighbors even offered to care for the reptiles when the family was displaced by the fire.

Despite that, Mayor Bob Ramey says the complaints from neighbors are what prompted the city council to consider drafting regulations on the issue.

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