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R.I.P. Jake the Snake's Snake

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Rocky, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. Rocky

    Rocky TRIBE Member

    Wrestler Allowed Pet Python to Starve to Death - Court

    By Vik Iyer, PA News

    American wrestler Jake “the Snake†Roberts left his star serpent sidekick starving to death – and even had a phobia of his pet reptile, a court heard today.

    The wrestler, once a star of the hugely popular World Wrestling Federation, had not fed his 15ft python for between seven and eight months, St Albans Magistrates’ Court was told.

    The snake, which the Texan waved around before his wrestling bouts, also suffered mouth rot and was cooped up in an unsuitable tank. The snake died after being seized by RSPCA inspectors.

    Roberts – real name Aurelian Smith Jnr – is accused of causing unnecessary suffering to his Burmese python between August and September last year.

    The 48-year-old, who once performed in front of millions alongside stars like Hulk Hogan, did not attend today’s proceedings but the trial went ahead in his absence.

    Valerie Burnham, 59, who lived with Roberts in White Horse Lane, London Colney, Hertfordshire denies the same charge.

    Also in court is snake dealer Kevin Wicks, 30, who allegedly owned the snake and who also denies permitting unnecessary suffering to the animal.

    Mr Bruce Kent, prosecuting, said: “The snake had a number of apparent difficulties which required treatment.

    “It was severely debilitated and significantly underweight. That should have been apparent to those in possession of the snake.â€

    The court also heard that the snake was suffering from a heavy infestation of mites requiring veterinary treatment.

    Mr Kent described Mrs Burnham and Roberts as “best friends and business partners doing everything togetherâ€.

    The court was told that the snake was originally supplied for the purpose of business.

    Mr Kent said: “Mr Smith is a wrestler by trade and used a snake in the course of his performance.â€


    http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3702433
     
  2. janiecakes

    janiecakes TRIBE Member

    aww
    poor bugger.
     
  3. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    well, at least it lived the rock and roll lifestyle to the bitter end.
     
  4. Boo

    Boo TRIBE Member

    I remember watching a documentary on "the snake"

    It was really interesting, and appearently the snake almost killed jake, and thats why he has the phobia.

    The documentary also featured Man-kind

    and this thread is just asking for the appearence of dj jake the snake
     
  5. Hamza

    Hamza TRIBE Member

    i THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING TO BE ABOUT bRIAN'S COCK!
     
  6. afterglow

    afterglow TRIBE Member

  7. miss mariss

    miss mariss TRIBE Member

    I never thought I would feel bad for a snake...but here we are.
     
  8. djdeposit

    djdeposit TRIBE Member

    dudes lucky the snake didn't turn on him for a snack
     
  9. The Peej

    The Peej TRIBE Member

    Anyone who's actually interested in this story has got to watch beyond the mat....





    Jake the Snake's is a saaaad story!



    After seeing that movie this is far from a surprise.




    Peej the Snake
     
  10. squirrely

    squirrely TRIBE Member

    hahahaha
     
  11. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    poor Damien
     
  12. defazman

    defazman TRIBE Member

    I remember thinking DDT stood for Damien's Deadly Tightness.
     
  13. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member

    JESUS. I thought you were saying that Brian (Jake the Snake on the board) died. Fuck. I almost fucking freaked out.
     
  14. Rocky

    Rocky TRIBE Member

    Yes...I remember watching that a few years ago. Very depressing.

    Another good wrestling documentary was the Brett Hart one. It was awesome when he punched out Vince.
     
  15. Resolver

    Resolver TRIBE Member

    WRESTLING IS FIXED, GET IT STR8!! jAKE THE sNAKE ROBERTS WAS/IS HOOKED ON crACK WHICH IS REALLY SAD!! That's all there is to know really.
     
  16. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

    The Owen Hart doc was pretty good too.
     
  17. terrawrist III

    terrawrist III TRIBE Member

    [​IMG]

    he looks like a magician...well, one on crack anyway
     
  18. Resolver

    Resolver TRIBE Member

  19. terrawrist III

    terrawrist III TRIBE Member

    I have a gamecube for a few weeks...the day of reckoning in my posession is looking mighty good right now:D
     

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