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    Default 10 foot juvie reticulated python strangles owner in Virginia

    Love how they call it a "killer tiger python" How sad that the owner died, but even more sad that they are considering euthanizing the snake.

    http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/play...50045&src=news

    Is it just me, or does it seem like she must've really been caught off guard or very weak to be strangled by a 10 foot snake?

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    When I saw the headline I assumed she was older I was shocked to hear that she was only 25. I don't own snakes so I have no idea what a 10ft snake is like. I hope they don't destroy the snake.
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    I love how the animal controller gets a pair of tongs, WTF are they going to do, dummy!

    This is why they need to make owners take a competancy test, stupid people shouldn't own animals like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDReptiles View Post
    I love how the animal controller gets a pair of tongs, WTF are they going to do, dummy!
    I had a group of herpetology students and our professor watching the video and we just died laughing when he pulled those tongs out.

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    Yeah, people need to realize you DON'T handle any snake that big by your self let alone try and give it medication.

    The tongs were great. Animal control tend to be fairly lame when it comes to herps.
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    How unfortunate this happened. I agree, what were the tongs for? they seem awfully small.
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    The tongs made me giggle...

    This is really unfortunate... as it just gives the herp hating idiots more ammo against the rest of us that have sense enough to be responsible with our animals.

    Oh.. and I'm not completely heartless when it comes to humans... I am sorry the young woman lost her life.
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    When I worked at a reptile zoo we were taught that any snake around 10 feet can kill you, and it was company policy to never handle these snakes without someone else in the room with you unless you were a curator. Even the curators had supervision when handling large retics, burms, and of course hots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyCrestie View Post
    Love how they call it a "killer tiger python" How sad that the owner died, but even more sad that they are considering euthanizing the snake.

    http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/play...50045&src=news

    Is it just me, or does it seem like she must've really been caught off guard or very weak to be strangled by a 10 foot snake?
    Such a beautiful snake. It's unfortunate for the snake and the family.
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    having been on the recieving end of a 9ft python attack at a shop i worked at, let me just share that any snake that size is a handful and with the right placement of strength can collape your throat. So sad, that accidents and situations like this usually end it for the animal. (In my case the albino burm went to live in the next state over).

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