Dilworth man faces felony for 32 dead pythons
MOORHEAD - A Dilworth man accused of letting 32 snakes die of neglect told authorities he felt such a fate was better than disposing of them in a Dumpster.
Henry Ward Atherton Jr., 49, faces one felony charge and two misdemeanor charges of mistreating animals.
The charges stem from a discovery made Jan. 15 when authorities investigated a complaint of a foul smell coming from a storage unit in Glyndon, Minn.
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