North Carolina men charged after allegedly setting snake on fire in Walmart parking lot



Two headed snake discovered in backyard

A two-headed snake was discovered in a backyard and is currently being cared for by a wildlife educator.

Two North Carolina men were accused of animal cruelty, after she allegedly set a snake on fire in a Walmart parking lot.

Yarn Whittington, 22, of Jacksonville and Dustin Shearin, 17, of Trenton, were charged Wednesday after videos of the incident were investigated by the Onslow County Animal Services, WITN reported. At least one of the videos was posted on Facebook but has since been removed.

The videos of the incident, which took place on 16 May, allegedly, the men striking brown water snake multiple times “on or around the head” at the car park in Richlands, N. C., according to WITN.

The two men then allegedly partially ran over the hose before dousing it with the motor fluid and put it on the fire until it died, the news station reported.

The men, who allegedly found the snake curled up under a parked car in the parking lot.

Spectrum News reported that an unidentified Walmart employee can be seen in the video.

A spokesman for Walmart said in a statement to Spectrum News that the company does not tolerate the mistreatment of animals, and is “working with Animal Control officers to quickly and thoroughly investigate the actions shown in the video.”

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular