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Suspects break into Everglades Wonder Gardens and take wild animals

Two snakes and tortoises were stolen
Animals stolen from Bonita Wonder Gardens
Posted at 12:04 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 12:06:57-04

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is looking for the person(s) responsible for breaking into the Everglades Wonder Gardens and taking some animals.

The suspects stole two snakes, as well as two Russian tortoises.

The animals were discovered missing yesterday morning when the curator did her daily rounds to check on the animals.

The curator initially found a broken lock near the green iguana enclosure, with additional cut locks from the reptile doors, left lying on the ground.

The albino red tail boa constrictor and a regular red tail boa constrictor, as well as the two tortoises, were taken from their habitats with a total value of roughly $1,500.

Anyone with information on the stolen animals is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward.