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Snake house: Teacher pleads guilty to animal cruelty charge
LA times ^ | Jeremiah Dobruck

Posted on 07/10/2014 7:38:01 PM PDT by Morgana

A Newport Beach school teacher arrested earlier this year on suspicion of hoarding and neglecting hundreds of snakes pleaded guilty Thursday to one misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty.

In January, animal control officers found at least 400 snakes inside William Buchman's Santa Ana home, the Daily Pilot reported.

About 240 of the non-venomous pythons were dead or died soon after being collected from the house, and more than 150 of the still-living snakes were malnourished, authorities said at the time.

After Buchman's guilty plea, an Orange County Superior Court judge sentenced him to three years of probation and 100 hours of community service, according to online court records.

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KEYWORDS: homeschool; snake; teacher

1 posted on 07/10/2014 7:38:01 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Salamander; Slings and Arrows

snake ping


2 posted on 07/10/2014 7:38:22 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

D I C +××÷


3 posted on 07/10/2014 7:39:58 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Morgana

A clear case of insanity.


4 posted on 07/10/2014 8:02:14 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: Morgana

If there were 400 snakes in my house, I’d be neglecting them.

I’d be neglecting the house too. I wouldn’t go near that place, until it was bombed with snake poison.


5 posted on 07/10/2014 8:31:58 PM PDT by DannyTN (I)
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To: Morgana

Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes.....


6 posted on 07/10/2014 8:47:23 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: Morgana

He was the first person to hatch a Caramel Mojave Ball Python.

He was a rather famous and [formerly] well-respected breeder.

No one in the snake world can figure out WTH happened.

Needless to say, we’re all looking forward to his public execution.

The amount of time it takes for snakes to starve to death means a very long, very excruciating, incredible amount of suffering.

Mine pitch a fit because some of the biggest Boas are on a once or twice monthly schedule, for their own continued good health.

They act like drama queens because *they* don’t understand it’s best for them to ~not~ be fat slobs.

I hope they nail him good.


7 posted on 07/10/2014 10:14:57 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Morgana

“sentenced him to three years of probation and 100 hours of community service”

THAT’S IT???

240 helpless snakes died in slow agony and that’s it??

Bastard.


8 posted on 07/10/2014 10:17:11 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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