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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Sep 02, 2011
Location: Del Paso Heights, California

Animal: Python
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Injury to animal, Injury to animal by human
Species: Reptile

Summary: A man was arrested for biting and severely injuring a python. The python, a female, underwent surgery for wounds that were deep enough to expose the creature’s liver. Afterwards, the snake was turned over to the city's Animal Care Services, where it was reported to be recovering, though it lost several ribs. The man said he had no memory of the incident.

Source: Mail.com, Pet News Examiner

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