Youtube Personality Accused Of Endangering People With Venomous Snakes

Washington:  A Maryland man who runs a popular YouTube channel dedicated to reptiles has been charged with animal cruelty, illegally possessing venomous snakes and endangering residents of the apartment building where he lived, police said.

Brandon Joseph Boyles, 28, of Cascade, Maryland, kept six Western diamondback rattlesnakes, one seven-foot-long forest cobra, one Cape coral cobra and two boomslangs in plastic boxes from which they could easily escape in his apartment, Maryland Natural Resources Police (MNRP) said. All the snakes have bites that can be fatal to humans.

Investigators who obtained a search warrant to examine Boyles’s apartment in February also found two dead cobras in a freezer and determined the snakes kept in bins did not have fresh water, police said. One of the plastic containers was filthy, they said.

Boyles, who is known as “VenomMan20” online, was charged with 23 counts on Friday, police said.

In 2016 and 2017, police said, Boyles…

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