Animal Rights

Frat Boy Charged With Animal Cruelty Raps About Zoo Flamingos That Died

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

The Mississippi college student charged with animal cruelty after he misunderstood a fraternity scavenger hunt and stole a flamingo from the Hattiesburg Zoo, made a video of himself shirtless and rapping about the incident.

Devin Nottis, 19, allegedly stole a Chilean flamingo from the zoo on Tuesday. Her mate was found dead from injuries he sustained trying to protect the female from Nottis. The female was found later that morning a few miles away. She sustained such severe injuries that she had to be euthanized by zoo officials.

Nottis was arrested Oct. 8 and charged with grand larceny, two counts of animal cruelty and trespassing.

Nottis was a pledge of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of Southern Mississippi, according to the Daily News.

As part of a scavenger hunt, he was supposed to take a photograph of a flamingo.

In a rap video shared via snapchat after the incident, a shirtless Nottis says, “Yeah, see I went to the zoo, with my [expletive] … took the flamingo and took it back to the house.”

Surveillance footage from the zoo showed four men inside the zoo at the time the bird was stolen. It is unclear whether the other males face trespassing charges.

The fraternity has since been suspended, the Daily News reported.

Sources: Daily News,

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