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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Mar 12, 2013
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Animal: Ball Pythons
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal, Animal Death, Animal Death by human, Animal health issue
Species: Reptile

Summary: Firefighters found three ball pythons crawling around a home after being called to a home on fire. The pythons, all nearly three-feet long, likely escaped when their plastic cages were destroyed by the heat of the fire. Investigators believe a warming device for the reptiles likely started the fire. One snake died and the others were taken to the veterinarian's to be checked out.

Source: Minnesota.CBS Local.com

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