Man swallows live frog and lizard in online game

A man from Waterlooville has been ordered to do 80 hours of unpaid work after admitting causing unnecessary suffering to a frog and a lizard by swallowing them.

Jeans put frog in glass and then filled with water before swallowing
Frog was still moving in glass when swallowed

Sheldon Jeans of Longwood Avenue, Cowplain was also ordered to pay £1,200 in costs by Portsmouth magistrates after he changed his plea to guilty on the first day of his trial.

The small frog and lizard were swallowed by Jeans on 3 February this year as part of the Neknomination game. He was seen on footage that he posted on Facebook putting first the frog and then the lizard into a glass of water and swallowing them whilst they were still clearly moving.

Lizard in glass
Jeans claims he regurgitated animals afterwards

Unfortunately this isn’t the first case we’ve had involving Neknomination, but it is the first to come to court that involved animals other than fish.

The two small animals would have suffered considerably during this incident, going through the distress of being swallowed and coming into contact with stomach acids.

We hope this sick game is now on the decline as it is just not acceptable to subject animals to this sort of ordeal.

– RSPCA inspector Alan Browning

Jeans said that he had regurgitated the animals afterwards but there is no evidence of this or that they survived.