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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 10, 2010
Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Animal: Boa Constrictor
Animal Disposition: removed/re-housed

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human death
Species: Reptile

Summary: 34-year-old Nebraska man dies after being strangled by his 9-ft, 25-lb boa constrictor. Police and paramedics pried the snake free of him but he died later at a hospital. Authorities believe incident is Nebraska's first fatality by a snake. Omaha has no ordinance against ownership of such animals. Attempts will be made to place the snake with a zoo or sanctuary.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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