Residents complain neglected lots attract snakes - - Jackson, MS

Residents complain neglected lots attract snakes

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

One west Jackson resident complains that her neighborhood is being neglected, becoming a haven for snakes and plagued with overgrown lots.

According to Johnetta Jurden, her Gaul Street home sits next to a lot with trees and brush taller than houses.

She said the property owner next door has not cut the grass in 10 years. The problem also exists on nearby lots on Plum and Pear Streets.

Jurden says she has repeatedly complained to the city and even after giving city officials names of owners, the property has not been cut. The 51 year resident said the overgrowth poses a danger to residents.

The people who own the lots will just not cut them, and we're having trouble because we have snakes out this way. The girl across the street had a snake. Another lady had a snake that even got up in her house," said Jurden.

We were unable to contact anyone with the city for comment.


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