Police Say Dead Snake Used As Assault Weapon
POSTED: 2:57 pm EDT August 24, 2004
CEDARVILLE, N.J. -- In this case, police say the dead snake was more
dangerous than the live one.
A Cumberland County, N.J., man, who police say reacted with drunken rage
when his 6-foot black snake was stepped on and killed, used the dead
reptile to whip its killer.
Kenneth Davis, 42, was charged with simple assault, Port Norris State
Police Sgt. Sean Day told The Press of Atlantic City.
The dispute started when Davis tried to let his snake into a house on
Sunday, and the resident's father stomped on it and hit it with a piece of
wood, police said.
An irate Davis pushed the father, whose name was not immediately
available, then whipped resident Michael File, 26, with the dead reptile.
Police said File, who was shirtless during the attack, sustained small
cuts and lacerations on his back.
File then grabbed a baseball bat and took aim at Davis' head, police said.
Davis was treated for head lacerations by the Cederville Rescue Squad.
Day said charges against File are likely.
Police said it was not clear how Davis and File knew each other or why
Davis released the snake in the first place.
For the other side of the story:
Down in South Texas if you should accidentally kill one of the big ranchers' Indigo snakes, which they paid to have imported decades ago, they'll be stringin ya up.....
Ya might get off lightly for killin one of his cows, but ya kill his Indigo and your in for a heap o trouble.
BTW, the Indigo eats rattlesnakes, which is the reason their so highly prized....., www.rw.ttu.edu/sp_accounts/Indigo%20Snake/Distribution.htm
I get your meaning, but he actually hit the guy in the head with a baseball bat. The snake owner used the snake against the homeowner.