Snake man fined

A man who pleaded guilty to 36 counts of causing suffering to snakes, spiders and iguanas has been fined pounds 300 and banned from keeping such animals for 10 years. Magistrates on the Isle of Wight heard that an RSPCA raid found the rotting carcasses of tarantulas, pythons and snakes in the attic of Mark Gray, 24, of Cowes.