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    Canada - Connor, 6, & Noah Barthe, 4, killed by python, Campbellton, NB, 5 Aug 2013

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    CBC: Two children dead after boa constrictor escapes from New Brunswick zoo.
    2 children dead after large snake escapes N.B. urban zoo. (cbc.ca)
    Two children died after a large snake got into an apartment in Campbellton, N.B.

    The snake is believed to have gotten loose from an urban zoo called Reptile Ocean. The victims were reportedly five and seven years old.

    They were in the apartment above the zoo.

    Initial reports suggest the snake was a boa constrictor. CBC is trying to confirm the details.

    "The city is in shock," said Deputy Mayor Ian Comeau.
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    ETA: thread title notwithstanding, more recent reports have said the snake
    was a python; also, the initially reported "urban zoo" is now called a pet store
    Last edited by wfgodot; 08-05-2013 at 05:34 PM.

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    That is terrifying!
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    Totally disturbing...can barely stand to think about it without screaming Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!!!!!!!!!!!
    Don't believe EVERYTHING you think.

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    So sorry to hear of this family's loss.

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    Python kills two

    This is an unusual case:

    http://news.ca.msn.com/local/newbrun...nb-pet-store-2

    The moral of the story is that people should not try to keep wild animals as pets - they may be tame but they are NOT domesticated.

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    Let's hope that the owners of that snake get at least the same
    sentence that the parents of Shaianna Hare got.

    12 years in prison.

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    Later reports term the snake not to have been a boa:

    Python kills two boys in New Brunswick. (Globe and Mail)

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    I just read about this. So strange, would the snake do this if he wasn't hungry? Is this a normal behavior even if the snake doesn't want to eat?

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    W.T.F.?

    I wonder if the "zoo" knew he had escaped? Had the apartment occupants been made aware of the danger?

    Another reason why road side "zoos" should be shut down.

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    It was a pet store not a zoo:

    It's believed the snake escaped from a pet store called Reptile Ocean. The victims were boys aged five and seven. They were visiting a friend in the apartment above the store, police said in a statement released Monday.


    Horrible. wow.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br...oa-attack.html


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    OMG!!!! no words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Later reports term the snake not to have been a boa:

    Python kills two boys in New Brunswick. (Globe and Mail)
    This is why Florida is petrified. Yet surprisingly (fingers crossed) we aren't hearing stories like this out of Florida. At least not yet.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    OMG! I cannot imagine how terrified those two precious children were. GB them. I totally freaked when I had a black snake in the house about 6 weeks ago. My heart is pounding hearing about this for them.
    I'll say it..........WTF??????? Total absolute negligence!
    Thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris and all of France!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew View Post
    This is why Florida is petrified. Yet surprisingly (fingers crossed) we aren't hearing stories like this out of Florida. At least not yet.
    Be careful, mysteriew, and GB!
    Thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris and all of France!

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    wow, I'll bet the attorneys are lining up outside the parents doors for this one. HUGE wrongful death, negligence, etc.

    Horrible way to go. Suffocation. MOO
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