Paris man arrested for beheading pet snake

PARIS, Texas (KXII) -- A Paris man was arrested Monday morning for cutting off his pet snakes head, all in front of officers.

Police were called to a distrubance On Maple Avenue near 17th Northwest just before 8:30 Monday morning.

Officers arrested 37-year-old Rex Wilkins of Paris and charged him with cruelty to non-livestock animals after he beheaded the snake in the presence of officers.

Police say they are not releasing the method by which he beheaded the snake at this time.