Mike Kennedy, previously famous for being on Discovery Channel’s “Airplane Repo” has earned new notoriety this week for allowing his deadly, 8-foot King Cobra snake to escape from the Orlando home where keeps it. While he has the proper permits for the snake, he is now facing criminal charges because hefailed to proptly report the snake’s escape.
Several media outlets are reporting that the charge carries a fine of $366. However, the Orange County Clerk’s page indicates that Mr. Kennedy has been charged with a level 2 FWC rule violation, which could potentially subject him to up to 60 days in jail, as a second degree misdemeanor. FWC rules specifically state that an owner of this type of venomous, non-indigenous snake must report an escape immediately.
Authorities are still looking to locate Squidge the snake and return him safeliy to captivity.