Mesa Man Who Tried to Feed Cat to Python -- Then Killed it Himself When Snake Wouldn't -- Gets Probation

A Mesa man got a smooch on the wrist from a Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Friday when the judge sentenced him to only three years' probation after the man pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty.

Jeremy Tuffly, 28, entered the guilty plea to animal cruelty in May after he tried to feed a kitten to a python. The python refused to kill the kitten, but that didn't stop Tuffly from taking nature into his own hands and killing the kitten himself by kicking it across a backyard.

He videotaped it, too. Check it out after the jump.

As you can see in the clip, Tuffly's in a backyard, repeatedly throwing the kitten into a plastic container in which there was a giant python.

The snake doesn't seem all that interested in the cat until Tuffly throws it directly onto the back of the snake.

The kitten kept running back toward Tuffly as if he were going to rescue it, only to be tossed right back onto the snake.

It's clear there are two pussies involved in this situation because Tuffly is standing a cautious 15 feet away from the giant snake, not wanting to go near it -- and using the top of the container as a pseudo shield -- as he lobs the kitten on the snakes back.

As we pointed out in a previous post about Tuffly: Congrats to Mesa for having a resident who's one of the few people on the planet who can get out-classed by a snake.  

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