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Python Escapes From Exotic Animal Pet Store, Kills Two Boys In Their Sleep

Update: It turns out that the python didn’t escape from the exotic animal store below an apartment where two young brothers lay sleeping, but from a terrarium in the apartment where the pet store owner lived.  [More]

Buy Your Giant Snakes While They're Still Affordable

Buy Your Giant Snakes While They're Still Affordable

Wired reports that the government is considering a ban on the import of Burmese pythons and eight other “injurious species” of snake, because loser pet owners in Florida keep releasing them into the wild where they breed and take over. If enacted, the ban would only affect imports, not sales by breeders in the US, but prices will probably shoot up. [More]