‘Vicious’ Python Kills Two Sleeping Children, Aged 5 and 7, After Escaping From N.B. Pet Store
Two children are dead in Campbellton, New Brunswick after they were strangled to death by an escaped python while on a sleepover in an apartment over Reptile Ocean, an exotic pet retailer.
Both victims, aged 5 and 7, were reportedly brothers and on a sleepover with the son of Reptile Ocean’s owner, Jean-Claude Savoie.
This was initially reported as a Boa attack, which seemed maybe possible if the kids were very small, but was later updated to indicate that the snake is a Rock Python, that may be as long as 15 feet.
I can’t imagine how awful the mother must feel, and can’t believe the pet shop is claiming there was no negligence.