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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jan 20, 2009
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Animal: Python
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human injury, Animal Death by human
Species: Reptile

Summary: Parents were charged with child abuse in connection with an attack by an 18-ft. python on their 3-year-old son. The child was bitten and squeezed to the point of unconsciousness. One of the parents stabbed the snake to free the child. The snake was subsequently euthanized due to the knife wounds.

Source: www.reviewjounal.com

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