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Friday, February 06, 2015

First arrest in 2013 python killing of Canadian children

Canadian police on Thursday made their first arrest in the 2013 deaths of two young boys who were attacked by a python while they slept, authorities said.

The individual, who was not identified, was arrested in Quebec province, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement.

No charges have been laid "at this time" and the investigation continues, the RCMP added.

The two boys, aged five and seven, were attending a sleepover at a friend's apartment in the town of Campbellton, New Brunswick, when they were surprised by the snake on August 5, 2013.



Anonymous said...

Why should the owner have a permit to house an exotic pet? Exotic pets should be banned every where. When are you Fruitloop soft hearted liberals going to wake up!!

Anonymous said...

Gotta wonder about "the rest of the story." A single snake took out TWO children without anyone rousing and coming to their aid????

Steve said...

This is not how any snake kills. In my 60 years here on earth, I have never seen, heard of, or read about any constrictor killing and eating more than one victim at a feeding.

And after feeding, they are pretty much disabled from making any more kills until the first is digested.

There's way more to this story, and it has to do with a third human being.

Anonymous said...

One would be shocked to know how many Tigers are housepets in the US.In the thousands.I agree with 7:32 about banning exotic pets.Imagine knocking on someones door and having a person AND a 600 pound Bengal Tiger greet you.