By KI MAE HEUSSNER
July 1, 2009—
A 12-foot Burmese python escaped from its aquarium and strangled a 2-year-old Florida girl in her bed today, officials said.
Lt. Bobby Caruthers of the Sumter County Sheriff's Office said the toddler lived in the central Florida town of Oxford.
WFTV in Orlando, Fla., reported the story earlier today.
The python belonged to the mother's boyfriend, who did not have a state license to possess the snake, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told ABCNews.com.
"Basically, the snake was put away last night in an aquarium in a bag," Caruthers said. "[He] woke up this morning and discovered the snake was missing, ran into the infant's bedroom and saw the snake on top of the child."
Caruthers said the owner stabbed the snake to remove it from the child. cont http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=7980476
Asked by Anonymous at 9:23 AM on Jul. 2, 2009 in General Parenting
snakes are NOT domesticated like dogs cats etc..I would never own one and I think the parents should be held responsible! JMO.
Answer by Willywonka06 at 10:47 AM on Jul. 2, 2009
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Answer by jtallant at 10:37 AM on Jul. 2, 2009
I believe having pets teaches children respect love care etc if and a house that does not have a pet of some sort is just lame lol. But that was the wrong pet to have if it can get out and if you have a child. Plus like I said before they are not domesticated like dogs, house cats etc. You should not own a snake that big especially if you care about animals.
Answer by Willywonka06 at 10:50 AM on Jul. 2, 2009
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