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Snakes, rabbits among 2 dozen animals rescued from vacant Gillespie home

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An albino reticulated python was found among the animals. (Photo: Ron Scheller) An albino reticulated python was found among the animals. (Photo: Ron Scheller)
An albino reticulated python was found among the animals. (Photo: Ron Scheller) An albino reticulated python was found among the animals. (Photo: Ron Scheller)
Two rabbits were found among the animals in the home. (Photo: Ron Scheller) Two rabbits were found among the animals in the home. (Photo: Ron Scheller)
Scheller and Young remove the albino reticulated python from the home. (Photo courtesy of Ron Scheller) Scheller and Young remove the albino reticulated python from the home. (Photo courtesy of Ron Scheller)
GILLESPIE, ILL (KMOV.com) -

After discovering over two dozen animals in a vacant Gillespie home, police called "The Bat Guy" Ron Scheller to rescue the animals from the home.

Neighbors called police to report broken windows and signs of a break-in at the home, which is when they discovered the animals.

Animals in the home included snakes, rabbits, rats, hamsters and mice, all without any food or water. The home was reportedly filled with garbage and officials believe it had been vacant for approximately one month.

One of the animals found, an Albino Reticulated Python, was dehydrated and in need of some care, but is expected to be okay.

Scheller said he and LaMarr Young, who specializes in snake rescue, were able to remove the snakes and other animals from the home.

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