Sunday, September 4, 2011

Drunk man bites snake, gets arrested

Drunk man bites snake, gets arrested
Drunk man bites snake, gets arrested. Man Arrested For Taking Bite Out Of Python. A man is in custody in California after being accused of biting a python in what police said was an apparently unprovoked attack on a pet snake.

David Senk, 54, was arrested on suspicion of unlawfully maiming or mutilating a reptile, Sacramento police Sergeant Andrew Pettit said.

The badly injured snake underwent surgery after losing a few ribs.

Speaking from prison to KOVR-TV in Sacramento, Senk said he had no recollection of the incident after having blacked out from drinking but felt "horrible as hell about it".

Asked why he might have bitten the snake, Senk replied: "I get drunk, I get crazy. I don't know. I've been an alcoholic for a long time."

Senk was taken into custody after police, responding to a report of an assault, found him lying on the ground with blood on his face.

Officers were told by another man and a woman that Senk had taken two large bites out of their python when they let him hold the snake, Sgt Pettit said.

"There was nothing to indicate that the snake provoked him at all. He (Senk) just out of the blue took a bite," he added.

"From what I understand, he didn't say anything. He was pretty incoherent."

The beige and brown-coloured snake, measuring three to four feet in length, was reported to be recovering after a vet stitched it up.

Senk said he was "not too fond of snakes (but) I try not to bite them. It's the other way around usually," he added. "They bite me."