A central Pennsylvania man was sentenced to two years of probation Thursday for living with his 1-year-old grandson in a mobile home that also housed 105 animals.
Robert Herman Sr., 57, had pleaded guilty to endangering a child and animal cruelty, according to the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era.
Herman told the sentencing judge he kept the animals in the home on Main Street in Ephrata while he was making plans to buy a farm, an explanation that appeared to baffle the judge.
"It sounds like you put the cart before the horse," said Judge Joseph Madenspacher. "You bought the animals before you bought the farm."
Prosecutor Christine Wilson said the animals included parakeets, pigs, dogs, turtles, chickens, a dead rabbit and a chinchilla.
When charges were filed in May, police said some of the animals required veterinary care.