Suffolk SPCA chief Roy Gross said the training is crucial, given the spike of reptiles turning up on Long Island.
An animal control officer who had more than 850 snakes at his Long Island home is searching for a new shelter for him.
A Long Island man will have to slither his way out of trouble with the law if he plans on keeping his stash of hundreds of snakes.
More than 800 snakes were found Thursday in garages at the home of an animal control officer in Shirely, Long Island, authorities said.
A Long Island woman claims she bought potpourri and inside there was a snake which is now somewhere in her home.
Parker Space travels all over the country to rescue or pick up snakes, bringing them to a good home at Space Farms.
Police say the owner of The Animal Hut in Mastic reported that someone broke into the store and stole a 3-foot-long American alligator, three albino boa constrictors, and a 5-foot-long Argentine red tegu, a type of lizard.
A snake is being blamed for disrupting power at a Hudson Valley hospital after it slithered into a switch box outside the building.