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Old 11-12-2004, 12:59 AM   #1
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R.I.P. Jake the Snake's Snake

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.”

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 together”.

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.”


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Old 11-12-2004, 01:01 AM   #2
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aww
poor bugger.
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Old 11-12-2004, 01:22 AM   #3
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well, at least it lived the rock and roll lifestyle to the bitter end.
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Old 11-12-2004, 01:38 AM   #4
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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
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Old 11-12-2004, 01:43 AM   #5
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and this thread is just asking for the appearence of dj jake the snake
i THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING TO BE ABOUT bRIAN'S COCK!
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Old 11-12-2004, 01:54 AM   #6
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Old 11-12-2004, 07:22 AM   #7
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I never thought I would feel bad for a snake...but here we are.
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Old 11-12-2004, 07:57 AM   #8
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dudes lucky the snake didn't turn on him for a snack
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Old 11-12-2004, 08:03 AM   #9
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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
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Old 11-12-2004, 08:08 AM   #10
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Old 11-12-2004, 08:18 AM   #11
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poor Damien
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Old 11-12-2004, 09:43 AM   #12
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I remember thinking DDT stood for Damien's Deadly Tightness.
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Old 11-12-2004, 10:10 AM   #13
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JESUS. I thought you were saying that Brian (Jake the Snake on the board) died. Fuck. I almost fucking freaked out.
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Old 11-12-2004, 10:12 AM   #14
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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.

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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.
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:26 PM   #15
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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.
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.
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Another good wrestling documentary was the Brett Hart one. It was awesome when he punched out Vince.
The Owen Hart doc was pretty good too.
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he looks like a magician...well, one on crack anyway
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I have a gamecube for a few weeks...the day of reckoning in my posession is looking mighty good right now
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