A snake owner was killed by an 8-foot pet python he called his "baby," an inquest has heard. Daniel Brandon, 31, died from asphyxiation at his home near Basingstoke, Hampshire, on August 25. One of the pets -- a female African rock python named Tiny -- was found near his body, out of its pen. Coroner Andrew Bradley said there was no doubt Brandon died "as a result of contact with Tiny" and he recorded a verdict of misadventure. Brandon had kept snakes for 16 years and Tiny was one of 10 snakes and 12 tarantulas he kept in his room at the family home, North Hampshire Coroner's Court heard.
Brandon had kept snakes for 16 years and Tiny was one of 10 snakes and 12 tarantulas he kept in his room at the family home
Why can't people have normal hobbies, like streaking, drinking till you puke, and arguing over the cultural impact of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida?
Where is Columbo?! This looks too clean to be the snakes fault. Maybe it was just auto asphyxia and the Snake is unfairly being profiled?
I don't understand people who think a snake is a pet. Or, for that matter, any animal that looks at me and thinks "lunch."
Have you ever reached into your pocket and thought oooh licorice and pulled it out, and it's a snake, cuz I have....
No, but I walked into my bedroom one night and noticed that I had dropped a belt on the floor. Then I remembered I had not been wearing a belt. I turned on the light. It was a harmless blacksnake.
No, I didn't hurt it. I got one of my tall riding boots, ushered the snake into it and turned it loose in the woods.
I got one of my tall riding boots, ushered the snake into it and turned it loose in the woods.
I would have applied the boot in a different fashion, but that's just me.
Fortunately winter takes care of those creepy crawly things here.
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