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Man dumps exotic snakes in bin outside school after seeing electricity bill to heat tanks

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Man dumps exotic snakes in bin outside school after seeing electricity bill to heat tanks

Date of alert:

Friday, 16 September 2022

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North Yorkshire Police

Despite caring for them for years, Samuel Newton stuffed the 5ft long Pythons into supermarket carrier bags and abandoned them at a nearby school after seeing the cost of heating their tanks

An exotic pet owner dumped three snakes in a bin outside a school after seeing the electricity bill to heat their tanks, a court heard yesterday.

Samuel Newton, 35, stuffed the 5ft long Royal Pythons in supermarket carrier bags and drove to St Augustine's secondary school in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, on the morning of June 29 this year.

He abandoned the pythons, which he had cared for for years, in a 3ft long cast iron litter bin because it was a public place where he hoped they would soon be found.

Two were recovered by a "snake expert" called out by police when members of the public raised the alarm at 3.15pm, a few hours after Newton dumped the pets at 9am.

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