Killer snake came through vents

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  1. ubermensch

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    I read that they euth'd the snake to perform an autopsy on it too (to what end, I have no idea).
     
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    Strange isn't it, what are they hoping to find from the snake autopsy..... am I missing something here???
     
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    Could the snake have of bitten the boys on a different occasion, and that would explain the bite marks?
     
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    I don't know how the owner managed to change his story - why would the police at FIRST think it came from the vents (i.e owner saying it was kept in the shop) and then all of a sudden NOOOO it was kept in the apartment! Then somehow got from it's cage, into the vents and fell through the roof? What, does the terrarium not have a top?
     
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    Watch the shop owner interview on MSN, cool as a cucumber he is.
     
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    Something really doesn't add up. Kills two kids for fun? Hunts them down and doesn't try to eat either of them? Weird
     
  7. Ambush

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    Like many others. Something just is not right.. Happened to be a broken pipe? No screams? All to weird.
     
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    Sounds like a very convenient cover up to me. That just doesnt make sense.
     
  9. With all due respect longqi, I just don't believe a snake of any size could silence and kill 2 kids of that age "almost instantly." I've had large constrictors myself, last one was a Burm about 16 feet long and about 50kg. I know how hard they can hit when striking. Sure one child could POSSIBLY be subdued without much fuss if the snake was in ambush mode and it got a good head shot, but not two kids of that age & size with a snake that has just fallen into the room and was itself disoriented.

    Jamie
     
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    Tragically,sources report the boys had visited a petting zoo that evening. It's not drawing a long bow to conclude they had livestock smell on them. Regarding noise, perhaps the flooring was carpet but it is presumptuous to assume the snake made a lot of noise or that is 'dropped' into the room. It is logical to realise young boys that age, after a busy exciting evening like they had, would sleep like logs. A large, determined snake could easily kill two small boys at the same time or one after the other during their heavy sleep. Constrictor snakes are very efficient at securing and overpowering groups of prey upon discovery. Obviously the snake was not disoriented when it went at the boys.

    I think keeping giant constrictor snakes like Burmese pythons, African Rock pythons, Reticulated pythons and Anacondas should be qualified through strict licensing. These big animals have primitive brains and can't be trusted. I think that cool as a cucumber owner has rationalised away his own culpability, be it moral or legal or both, and I expect he is going to get the book thrown at him. I also expect laws changed or enacted over this infuriating event.
     
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    Can you link? Really struggling to find it
     
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    I'm sorry OldestMagician, spent the last hour looking for the vid I saw and cant find it, assuming its been "pulled". Here is a link to the latest info regarding the improbibility of such an attack.
    Snake expert questions python deaths of young boys
    Apologies if this link has already been posted elsewhere
     
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    How could the snake fall through the roof if the shop was underneath. The Age has a video with the shop owner talking about it. He doesn't even sound upset.
     
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    If possible could you please post the link. Ive been trying to find it as requested by oldest magician and cant locate it. Cheers.
     
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    Prelim autopsy results released. They died of asphyxiation.
     
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    From what though ? Seems so sus
     
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    Hopefully once they release full results we'll know more. But I agree, it sounds suss. The snake owner could have easily killed them and asphyxiation could have been the same result.
     
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    The boys' bodies had snake bite wounds on them.
     
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    Boondocker, do you have a link? I haven't read anything that has stated that thus far.
     
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