CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. -- Chesterfield County Deputies continue to investigate a murder at a home filled with snakes and malnourished pit bulls.
Freddie Lee Herman (Submitted photo)
Deputies say 33-year-old Freddie Lee Herman died from multiple gunshot wounds Thursday.
It took deputies more than 12 hours to clear Herman's home filled with snakes, turtles and sickly dogs.
Carolina Water Fowl in Indian Trail is just one of many rescuers who helped take the pets out of the home, volunteers told NBC Charlotte's Billie Jean Shaw they wrapped up around 5 a.m. Friday morning.
Take a look at what all was recovered.
There was a total of eight snakes. Those snakes included a boa constrictor, rattlesnake, copperhead and a python.
There were also several turtles, at least two of them snapping turtles suffering injuries to their mouths.
Four malnourished pit bulls, suffering severe skin issues also taken from the victim's home.
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The Chesterfield County Animal Control has those dogs and they are up for rescue but will need quite a bit of medical attention.
As far as some of the snakes and turtles, officials at the scene said it was illegal for Herman to take them in. They are considered wild animals and have been placed with different rescues across South Carolina.
The biggest concern for those reptiles is if they will be able to survive in their natural habitat after being caged for a long period of time.
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