Prankster fined for doing Internet challenge -- with live frog and lizard

10 October 2014 / 2 years 2 weeks ago

A prankster recording himself doing a vile NekNomination stunt by swallowing a live frog and lizard -- which he posted on Facebook.

The game, known as Neknominate, is thought to have originated in Australia, and has been described as a 'lethal' drinking game.

It involves you filming yourself downing a drink -- often alcoholic and of large quantities -- and then nominating a friend to outdo you. It is then posted on social media.

Sheldon Jeans, 23, stripped to the waist and dressed in a 'Scouser' black curly wig and moustache, tried to outdo everyone by involving a live frog and lizard.

During the 90-second-long clip, Jeans downed a glass of water filled with crickets, before putting a frog in the same vessel and knocking it back whole. Jeans, of Cowplain, Hampshire even apologises to the three inch long lizard before covering it with water and swallowing it whole.

Despite claiming he regurgitated the animals afterwards, Jeans became the first person to be successfully prosecuted for causing cruelty to any creature other than a fish, while taking part in the web craze.

According toAsianTown, he was ordered to do 80 hours of unpaid work after admitting causing unnecessary suffering to the animals, under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Portsmouth Magistrates' Court also ordered him to pay £1,200 (about S$2457) in costs after changing his plea to guilty on the first day of his trial.

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