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Michael Ralbovsky, a herpetologist curator, with one of (Credit: James Carbone)

Michael Ralbovsky, a herpetologist curator, with one of the illegal 6-foot Burmese python snakes removed during a raid by town and county officers. According to officials at the scene, 850 snakes were on the property owned by Richard Parrinello, a town of Brookhaven animal control officer who has been out on disability leave. (Sept. 19, 2013)

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.

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)

Michael Ralbovsky, a herpetologist curator, with one of
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Michael Ralbovsky, a herpetologist curator, with one of the illegal 6-foot Burmese python snakes removed during a raid by town and county officers. According to officials at the scene, 850 snakes were on the property owned by Richard Parrinello, a town of Brookhaven animal control officer who has been out on disability leave. (Sept. 19, 2013)

Michael Ralbovsky, a herpetologist curator, holds one of
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Michael Ralbovsky, a herpetologist curator, holds one of the illegal 6-foot Burmese pythons removed from an Auborn Avenue home in Shirley. (Sept. 19, 2013)

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Michael Ralbovsky, a herpetologist curator, holds one of
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Michael Ralbovsky, a herpetologist curator, holds one of the illegal 6-foot Burmese pythons removed from the Shirley home of Richard Parrinello, a Brookhaven town animal control worker out on disability leave. (Sept. 19, 2013)

SPCA investigators are seen in front of the
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SPCA investigators are seen in front of the Auborn Avenue home of Richard Parrinello in Shirley where, according to officials at the scene, 850 snakes were kept on the property. (Sept. 19, 2013)

Michael Ralbovsky, left, a herpetologist curator, and SPCA
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Michael Ralbovsky, left, a herpetologist curator, and SPCA sergeant John Jordan hold two of the 6-foot Burmese pythons removed from the home of Richard Parrinello on Auborn Avenue in Shirley. (Sept. 19, 2013)

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)

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