Exotic snakes in custody of San Diego County Animal Control after 'Dog' arrests owner

SAN DIEGO - Two snakes belonging to a downtown San Diego resident captured by Dog the Bounty Hunter are now in the custody of San Diego County Animal Services.

Lt. Kanali Hudson with the county's Animal Control said officers were called in Thursday afternoon to take custody of two exotic snakes at a residence on 16th Street after the owner was arrested.

Hudson said Dog the Bounty Hunter, whose real name is Duane Chapman, arrested the snakes' owner on an outstanding warrant. Hudson told 10News Animal Services did not have information on Chapman's involvement in the matter.

Hudson said one of the snakes is an eastern indigo snake, while the other is believed to be a rear-fanged mussurana from South America.

According to Hudson, the snakes will remain with Animal Services until the owner can take custody of them.

Chapman was searching for mixed-martial arts fighter War Machine, who is suspected of brutally beating his girlfriend, porn star Christy Mack.

However, War Machine was arrested in Simi Valley by U.S. Marshals on Friday afternoon.

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