Animal Control Officers

A gopher snake tastes the air with its tongue. (David McNew/Getty Images)

‘Snake Scam’ Burglars Slither Into Peninsula Cities

A notorious “snake scam” has slithered its way into San Mateo and Burlingame, prompting police there to join the hunt.


A neighborhood on Moore Drive in Fremont where people posing as city workers have burglarized homes. (CBS)

Fremont Burglars Posing As City Workers Looking For Snakes

Burglars are gaining access to residents’ homes by claiming to be animal control officers looking for poisonous snakes, Fremont police said Monday.