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12 ft pet python killed 2 yr old child in FL

post #1 of 11
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A pet 12ft python broke off her glass enclosure, climbed into a 2yr old's crib, and strangled her to death! The father stabbed the snake until he could free the child, but it was too late...
This happened today in FL.
HOW SCARY IS THAT???
http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?id=79427
RIP little child
post #2 of 11
Why was a 12-foot python within range of an unattended 2-year-old?
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47 View Post
Why was a 12-foot python within range of an unattended 2-year-old?
It was not - it was in its room, inside it's glass cage.... The snake broke through the cage and climbed into the crib during the night.
post #4 of 11
There should still have been some other security barrier so the snake could not have gotten out of the room, like keeping the door closed and locked, especially with little children in the house.
post #5 of 11
Poor baby, that is just so tragic.
It also says the snake escaped.
post #6 of 11
Here is a longer story

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/19914383/detail.html

How terrible
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by AmberThe Bobcat View Post
There should still have been some other security barrier so the snake could not have gotten out of the room, like keeping the door closed and locked, especially with little children in the house.
You took the words right out of my mouth.
post #8 of 11
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...kfs5gD995TV501

There is another link.

Of course, I have to respond

This accident is so unfortunate. I am so sad for any parent to lose a child...what is worse is to lose a child when it could have been prevented.

There is no nice way of saying this, so bluntly: This should NOT have happened.

(oh, for the record, I do not own any burms, nor will I. They are above what I can house and care for (would be hard finding food for them), and what I feel safe with handling)
post #9 of 11
This is such a tragic thing to happen.
But, it leaves me with questions.
Was this snake being fed? The behavior it showed, and correct me if I am wrong, sounds like it was hunting, the bite and then the constriction. The need for food is is a powerful drive, it's survival at it's most basic.
What was the size of this snakes enclosure? For it to "bust out" of it suggests to me it was far too small for this creature.
Their 911 call, "Our stupid snake got out in the middle of the night and strangled the baby" just sends red flags up all over the place for me.
A sad, sad story all around.
More bad rep for snakes.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Trillcat View Post
This is such a tragic thing to happen.
But, it leaves me with questions.
Was this snake being fed? The behavior it showed, and correct me if I am wrong, sounds like it was hunting, the bite and then the constriction. The need for food is is a powerful drive, it's survival at it's most basic.
You are not wrong. Pardon the bluntness/graphicness.....the teeth marks were probally the snake sizing up the baby to see if it could fit in its mouth.

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What was the size of this snakes enclosure? For it to "bust out" of it suggests to me it was far too small for this creature.
Possibly, but not nessecarily.... most snakes are escape artists period....doesn't matter how big the enclosure was or wasn't. If it wasn't properly secured, snake will and did get out.

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Their 911 call, "Our stupid snake got out in the middle of the night and strangled the baby" just sends red flags up all over the place for me.
A sad, sad story all around.
More bad rep for snakes.
Yup.
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
The worst thing is that apparently the snake escaped a few days ago, but the owners found her... At that point he should have know better, locked it up, fed, or removed either her, or the child from the house...
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