The manager of the motel informed The Canadian Press that the snakes were brought in by a local couple staying at the room for only one night, and police only arrived at the time when they had left. A guest in a neighbouring room at the Bell City Motel, Paul Sizer, also reciprocated the statement, informing that the couple had five young children, including a baby. He stated that “the first night I was afraid of [the snakes] getting out and coming after me.” Upon inquiry from the Brantford police, Sgt. Rick Ryerse revealed that the children’s aid was asked to investigate the situation. He explained that no charges have been laid so far, confirming that the probe is now in the hands of the SPCA. However, the Children’s aid claimed that they are no longer involved in the investigation.