Is it animal abuse? Or just a complete waste of time?

A man spent EIGHT YEARS breeding ball pythons until he found the perfect combination of recessive genes that would give him a white and orange snake with 3 "smiley face" emojis embedded in its skin.

The man believes this snake would fetch $4,500 to the right buyer, although he plans to hold onto it. You can probably pick up a normal ball python for about $40 at a pet store.