I am not sure what they teach at Mendenhall Jr. High School in Mississippi but it seems the teachers don’t teach the benefits that all snakes ha
I am not sure what they teach at Mendenhall Jr. High School in Mississippi but it seems the teachers don’t teach the benefits that all snakes have on the ecosystems in which they live. Mississippi News Now reported that a reader sent in a photo of a snake that was apparently found in the gym at Mendenhall Jr. High School.
School officials apparently killed the snake in front of students and were not sure what kind of snake it was, possibly a water snake. But they killed it anyway. Judging from the wound marks on the reptile, it looks like it got beat quite a bit and then was beheaded.
Facebook user Terri Lynn Hiatt-Phillips sent the photo to MNN with a quote, "I have nephews who attend Mendenhall Jr. High School. I am concerned that this SNAKE was found in their gym today."
Schools are supposed to educate students about many things, but the benefits of snakes is apparently not part of the curriculum at this school in Mississippi.
John B. Virata keeps a ball python, two corn snakes, a king snake, and two leopard geckos. His first snake, a California kingsnake, was purchased at the Pet Place in Westminster, CA for $5. Follow him on Twitter @johnvirata