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PERRY – A 39-year-old South Main Street man was arrested and a Burmese Python snake was safely removed from his home by agents of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Wildlife Bureau Wednesday morning following a raid by DEC agents, New York State troopers and Village of Perry Police officers.

Darrell Alan Boyd was charged by DEC agents with violating the State’s Environmental Conservation Law by illegally possessing the dangerous constrictor snake in his home. He was issued an appearance ticket for a Perry Village Court session May 7.

DEC spokesmen said the snake is being “secured” at an undisclosed location pending disposition of the criminal case.

DEC spokesmen said reports of similar situations can be reported to the DEC at 1-800-847-7332.