BIDDEFORD – Karrie Herring says she owned as many as 14 snakes. But she says game wardens took and killed 4 of them because they say the snakes are illegal to own.
Now Herring is charged with receiving wildlife without a permit. Herring is pleading not guilty and also states she was trying to get a permit to legally keep a Burmese python, but says state officials kept blocking the process.
The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says it’s not uncommon to euthanize snakes seized this way.