South Dakota man fined $190 for not having snake on a leash

South Dakota man fined $190 for not having snake on a leash
(Image: Screen grab of KDLT video via NBC 4 LA)

[Ed. – Gee, they really can’t take a joke in Sioux Falls.]

A Sioux Falls, South Dakota man says he’s now fighting the city after receiving nearly $200 in fines this weekend for his pet snakes.

Jerry Kimball calls his pets “misunderstood” and often takes a few of his nine snakes out in public to interact with curious bystanders. …

This past weekend, he brought a few to Falls Park, drawing quite a large crowd.

The slithery creatures also caught the attention of a Sioux Falls animal control officer.

“He was like technically you have to have your snakes on a leash. And I was like, ‘Sir they don’t make such an item,” Kimball said.

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