KNEWZ - Parents of an allegedly abused toddler told a court that they kept the child in a cage near a 10 foot long snake because it was the safest place for the kid in their filthy, animal-overridden home.
According to The Daily Mail, T.J. Brown, 46, Heather Scarborough, 42, and 82-year-old Charles Brown, were taken into custody in late June in Henry County, Tennessee, on multiple counts of aggravated child abuse, aggravated animal cruelty.
The trio were in court last week, where officials heard details about the vile conditions of the home where the young toddler was found living in a cage near a giant boa constrictor snake.
Henry County, Tennessee Sheriff Monte Belew said there were eight snakes total living inside the room with the boy as well as dozens of dogs running around the property.
Animals found at the home included 86 chickens and roosters, 56 dogs, 10 rabbits, 4 parakeets, 3 cats, 8 snakes, 531 rodents and three sugar gliders.
According to The Sun, the defense for the family attempted to downplay the young toddler in the snake cage, arguing that it was a “makeshift playpen for a lower-income family.”
The attorney said the family told him the snake cage was the safest place for the toddler in the thoroughly filthy home.
Few things here.
No offense to snake people here, but I don't get snake people.
Next, pretty bold defense calling a snake cage a playpen. I'm no detective but if I didn't know any better I would say these freak shows were either trying to feed this kid to the snake, or raise a real life Mowgli from The Jungle Book.
Next, people rag on inner-city poor people and homeless people but if we're picking sides, I'm taking them 11 times out of 10 versus rural white trash.
I'm not talking southerners or even rednecks per sè. There is plenty of white trash up north too.
I'm talking bottom of the gene pool, circling the drain, scum like these people.
They fuckin terrify me.
I think it goes back to high school where we had to watch a documentary on families living in Appalachia.
Was a real eye-opener and mentally scarred the shit out of me.
It only got worse when I watched Deliverance.
It's so bad now that anytime I hear a banjo I immediately think of that scene-
I'd be lying if I didn't say every tme I go camping, or drive though places with no cell reception the thought of breaking down, and being helped by people who live in the mountains and have sex with their sisters only to wind up being tortured and murdered by them doesn't creep into my mind.
I'm pretty fucked up.
But props to the Tennessee sheriff's for rounding these terrible people up, saving the kid, and helping prevent a few more potential "Pig Sooey" episodes for society.