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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jul 01, 2009
Location: Oxford, Florida

Animal: Burmese Python
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal, Attack resulting in human death, Injury to animal by human
Species: Reptile

Summary: A 2-year-old girl was strangled by 12-ft-long Burmese python. The snake escaped from the family's glass aquarium overnight and attacked the child. Authorities investigated the possibility that the snake escaped even after a parent stabbed it.

Source: Associated Press

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