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Video of snake eating cat leads to animal cruelty charge in Muskegon

A 21-year-old man has been charged with animal cruelty.
Credit: Muskegon County Sheriff's Office

MUSKEGON, Mich. — A 21-year-old man is facing an animal cruelty charge after a video of a snake eating a cat was posted to social media. 

Camren Gunther, 21, was arrested Wednesday and Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson authorized the charge this week. 

Gunther remains in jail on a $25,000 cash or surety bond. 

In mid-July, the Muskegon Department of Public Safety responded to a report of animal cruelty after the video of a boa constrictor consuming a cat was posted. Officers met the snake's owner at the scene who told police he had been out of town and came home to find his snake ate his cat. 

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The snake was removed from the home and other animals were re-homed. 

Records show Gunter is being charged as a habitual offender because of an instance of breaking and entering. 

Gunter's next court hearing is Aug. 25. 

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