Idaho Snake House
June 15, 2011 by staff
Idaho Snake House, The five-bedroom house is in pastoral area in the rural areas of Idaho. At a price of less than 180,000 and, apparently a robbery. However, a bargain was not. Ben and Amber sessions soon realized the dream home he had bought for his growing family in 2009 was full of hundreds of garter snakes. The land surrounding the house seemed to move at times was so thick with snakes. A multitude of snakes crawled under the house coating. At night, the young couple said he was awake and listening to slip inside the walls. “It was like living in one of those horror movies,” said Ben Sessions, 31.
The family often eats because water carries the musk odor that snakes release as a warning to predators.
Every day, before his pregnant wife and two young children got out of bed, sessions, said he would make a “morning sweep” through the house to make sure that none of the snakes he had done in inside. That does not always work. One day he heard his wife scream from the laundry, where he had gone almost to the snake. He ran to the room to find that he had jumped over a counter.
“I was terrified that he would undergo an abortion,” he said.
He invited the family as witnesses and images are broken.
At the height of the infestation, the sessions said it killed 42 snakes in one day before he decided he could not do it anymore. He had waged war against snakes and “won”.
He and his wife had few resources, however, when they decided to flee the house.
Had signed a document that said the snake infestation. They said they had secured their real estate agent that snakes were did the former owners to leave their mortgages back invent just a story.
But the call Idaho home snake was not the myth, according to the sessions, their neighbors, and the videos and photographs taken by them and past residents of the house. The couple said it seemed that almost everyone else in this small city in southeastern Idaho University knew.
“I felt bad,” said Dustin Chambers, a neighbor. “At the moment I knew that someone had purchased, already moving in it was too late.”
All Rexburg, Chambers said, more or less property known as the “house of the serpent.”
The Sessions declared bankruptcy. The house was repossessed. They left in December 2009, the day after her daughter was born and only three months after moving in.
“We will not pay for the house full of snakes,” said Ben sessions.
His wife, Amber, 27, said he felt his family was beginning to crumble.
“It was very stressful,” he said. “I felt like we were living in the den of Satan who is the only way to really explain.”
Several months ago, the house was briefly in the market.
It is now owned by JP Morgan Chase, which was listed at 114,900 and in December 2010, according to Zillow.com, a real estate firm data. The price was reduced to 109 200 and early January, which was over 60,000 below its appraised value. Then, the planet of Discovery Channel animal is the story of the sessions “in the” infested “series.
The listing was removed and the house has been kept off the market, while Chase decides what to do with it.
A Rexburg real estate firm was hired to sell the house referred all questions to a Chase spokesman in Seattle.
Darcy Donahoe-Wilmot did not return repeated phone calls from The Associated Press. But she told a business columnist for Dow Jones Newswires that the bank was committed to the snakes in the house trapped and released elsewhere.
Ben Sessions said he has been diagnosed with the snake-related disorder post-traumatic stress and that the house should be condemned.
“It is wrong to keep selling this house,” Sessions said. He and his wife said they still have nightmares and have not recovered financially.
The house was built probably in a sanctuary of the serpent of winter, probably a snake pit or hibernaculum where snakes gather in large numbers to hibernate for the winter, said Rob Cavallaro, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Idaho Fish and Game.
In the spring and summer the snakes are deployed through the jungles of southeast Idaho, but as the days get shorter and cooler, the snakes return to the cave to balloon to heat and accessible to others for the spring brood.
Cavallaro has heard just the other house in eastern Idaho that was probably a snake pit. There was also a bridge-widening project, where workers found a hibernaculum, he said.
“It is an important site for the snakes,” said Cavallaro. “Every now and then build on them and becomes a conflict.”
Neal and Denise Ard used to live at home, and in 2006 invited the local news station to come and film the cubes of snakes that had collected on the property. The video, which has 2.4 million views on YouTube, was brought before the Ards left the house.
In March 2007, the Ards claimed the couple had sold the house and 189 900 and the broker who negotiated the sale, according to court documents. The complaint was dismissed a year later.
There have been some people who have seen the house from the Sessions moved, Chambers neighbor said. One day, when a realtor was showing the property, a farmer living in the way he stopped to warn them, he said.
“Now, if someone sees one, they kind of let them know,” said Chambers. “Just so someone else does not get trapped into the same trap.”
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