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Michael Ralbovsky, a herpetologist curator, left, and SPCA
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Michael Ralbovsky, a herpetologist curator, left, and SPCA Sgt. John Jordan, hold two of the illegal 6-foot Burmese python snakes removed from an Auborn Avenue home in Shirley. (Sept. 19, 2013)(Credit: James Carbone)

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Town: Animal control officer had 850 snakes at home

A Brookhaven Town animal control officer illegally sold hundreds of snakes and other reptiles from garages at his Shirley home, authorities said.