Skip to comments.Snake house: Teacher pleads guilty to animal cruelty charge
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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A clear case of insanity.
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.
Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes.....
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.
“sentenced him to three years of probation and 100 hours of community service”
240 helpless snakes died in slow agony and that’s it??