Business Advice To Chase Bank
J.P. Morgan Chase bank foreclosed on a home near Rexburg, Idaho, last year, but they are stuck with the house and cannot sell it despite slashing the price by nearly 40%. The reason? The house is infested with—no you did not guess—snakes, and not one but thousands.
The house, originally built in 1920 was remodeled in 2006. However, it did not take long for its new owner to discover that the house becomes a place for hibernation for the area snakes in winter, and in summer they wake up from their slumber. The snakes then snake through the yard, crawl on the walls, the ceilings, and slide on the floors of the house.
The garter snakes are harmless, but invasion of thousands of them! And they spray fluids when alarmed, and the bad odor lingers on. The occupant stopped paying mortgage complaining about snakes and moved away; the bank did not believe him. Regardless, it was later proved that the owner was speaking the truth. The next owner called the local TV station in 2006 to document the snake infestation. The house was featured on Animal Planet, and the video is still available on YouTube.
I have a suggestion for Chase: contact a restaurant owner in China, they would pay premium price for this house. Indeed Chase can chase any south-east Asian restaurateur for that matter, for most people in that region consider snake as delicacy.
Indeed, people there are so desperate for snakes that they do not even spare the venomous king cobras. Last month unsuspecting passengers were terrified on a Vietnamese train when they discovered four bags of live cobra snakes under a seat on a passenger train bound for Hanoi. Harmless garter snakes must be a welcome relief to those snake catchers!