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Sacramento man arrested for allegedly biting snake


Published : Sept. 4, 2011 - 15:00

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A snake bite in a north Sacramento neighborhood left the victim seriously hurt, but the injured party isn‘t whom you’d expect.

Police say a python underwent emergency surgery after a man allegedly bit the creature twice.

Sgt. Andrew Pettit says officers were called to the Del Paso Heights neighborhood around 6:30 p.m. Thursday after a passer-by reported that a man was lying on the ground and may have been assaulted. When they arrived, they found 54-year-old David Senk still lying there — but police say he wasn‘t the one who was assaulted.

Pettit says another man approached officers and accused Senk of taking two bites out of his pet python.

Senk was arrested on suspicion of unlawfully maiming or mutilating a reptile. He was booked on $10,000 bail.


<한글 요약>

애완용 뱀 물어 뜯은 50대男 경찰서행, 뱀은 병원행

미국 캘리포니아주의 한 50대 남자가 뱀을 물어 뜯어 구속됐다.

경찰은 지나가던 행인이 땅에 누워있는 남자를 발견하고 누군가에 폭행을 당한 것 같다는 신고를 받고 목요일 오후 6시 반경(현지시각)에 출동하였으나 폭행을 당한 것은 누워있는 남자가 아닌 그의 애완용 비단뱀이었다.

비단뱀은 주인 데이비드 센크 (54)에게 두 번 물리는 공격을 받고 바로 응급수술에 들어갔다.

센크는 불법적으로 뱀을 불구로 만들고 훼손시킨 혐의로 체포되었으며 보석금 10,000달러에 구금되었다.