Amazing how people can have such contempt for another living thing. What's even more sad is that this kind of behavior isn't exactly rare, this redneck clown just happened to get caught. To be honest, I'm surprised that they are even pursuing charges, being that the abused animal was a snake. Normally they could care less about a person abusing a snake, now some cute, fluffy mammal, that's another story. It's crazy that even on the rare occasion that I have a person in my snake room that isn't really a "reptile" person, the first thing usually out of their mouth is usually something like: "oh yeah, I always shoot em when I see em. Last summer I shot an 8 footer, but it was him or me, you know?" Even trying to educate them doesn't work, just falls on deaf ears. They want to continue to feel like the big, macho hunters out in the wilderness doing all of society a favor by ridding us of these evil, devil creatures that are out to kill us. And these new T.V. shows aren't helping either....ie: Rattlesnake Republic, Snake Savior.