JACKSON, MS - It's gone viral online...and it's really disturbing.
Spring break video of a college student biting the head off a live hamster.
Turns out, the teen is part of a well-known family in Mississippi.
His step-father apparently ran for governor of the state.
David Kenney reports.
The video posted by the dailymail.com allegedly shows 18-year-old Brady Eaves of Madison, biting the head off a live hamster, in front of a crowd at a spring break party in Florida.
The video so disturbing, we had to blur it out.
Eaves a student at ole miss a member of the phi delta theta fraternity, until today.
Our sister station WMC in Memphis reports they kicked him out for the stunt.
Petco customers in his hometown, were unimpressed.
(Sara Sheen Kilic, Customer) "I think it's absolutely repulsive, I can't imagine anyone doing something so disgusting."
(Gillian Sheen, Customer) "I think it's absolutely disgusting if someone would do that to a helpless animal, then they're likely to do something terrible to a human or child."
(Vera Alexander, Customer) "It disgusted me. Anybody that would do that needs a penalty."
With this video going viral, Brady eaves may need a good lawyer. He's got one, his stepdad, attorney John Arthur Eaves Jr., onetime candidate for governor.
In 2012, we talked to him when Brady’s pet boa constrictor went missing in their Madison neighborhood.
(John Aurthur Eaves- Stepfather) " His name is Puppy, he doesn't travel fast, and he's never bitten anybody."
We tried to ask him if the same was true for his stepson, but attempts to reach him at his downtown law firm, and home were unsuccessful. Brady could face felony animal cruelty charges in Florida, where the alleged hamster biting incident took place.
The eaves family released a statement in a letter, it reads in part-- 'the actions that appear in the video go against everything that our son has been taught, and we can assure everyone that his actions are not what he believes in his heart, nor are true to his character."
According to the letter, Brady eaves parents have withdrawn him from the University of Mississippi.