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    Woman killed by pet 13-foot python

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/10/...1431224801360/

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Virginia Beach woman appears to have been killed by a pet reticulated python while she was trying to give the 13-foot snake medication.

    Amanda Ruth Black's husband found her body Tuesday night when he came home, The Virginian-Pilot reported. She was lying in front of the snake's empty cage.

    Police said the 25-year-old woman died from asphyxiation. They found the python in the bedroom and described it as agitated.

    The snake was in the custody of Virginia Beach Animal Control.

    The reticulated python, native to Southeast Asia, can grow to be more than 30 feet long and competes with the heavier anaconda of South America for the title of longest snake. Pythons are not venomous and have become popular pets, but experts warn they can be dangerous if they are startled or if not fed correctly.
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    Yikes. Not a fun way to die I like snakes but I would not own one (wouldnt like to feed them).
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    Sounds like the snake had a crush on her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Sounds like the snake had a crush on her.


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    Never own a snake bigger than you are. ---- Unless its a trouser snake.


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    I've owned Boas and Pythons. The biggest snake I had was a breeding pair of Boas about 6-7' in length. In the many years I've had snakes I was bitten once. It was my fault as I let it go too long before feeding.

    Retics (reticulated python) have a mean and nasty temperament. I've never seen a "tame" retic. A major rule of big snake keeping is never handle a big mean snake alone. This is why. Very unfortunate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    They found the python in the bedroom and described it as agitated.
    Maybe it felt guilty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Maybe it felt guilty!
    Hell no they inturupted lunch.


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