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Florida Man Faces Charges for Taunting, Killing Rattlesnake

After allegedly posting a video to a social media site of himself harassing and shooting a pygmy rattlesnake on a Leon County roadside, a Tallahassee man faces charges of possessing or capturing a venomous reptile without a permit and discharging a firearm across a public roadway.

According to the weekly Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission law enforcement report for Oct. 25, in mid-September, Ward Lee Waff “taunted the pygmy rattlesnake continuously…kicked the snake into the roadway, attempting to get a car to run over the snake,” and then shot it repeatedly with a .22 caliber rifle, sending it flying off the roadway.

(Hat tip to Mike Riggs)

Source: Tallahassee.com. Read full article. (link)

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  • MasterDarque||

    I have no problem with him waiting the snake off his property and yes it appears he might be an asshole but I don't support jail or the threat of jailing over this issue. The snakes aren't endangered and while they don't have the venom to kill a person you don't want to be bitten by one.