Pet Boa Kills Young Child.

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    Saw on the news this morning that somebody living down in Florida had a pet Boa Constrictor that got out of it's cage and killed a small child. How much more tragic could that be? Is this just a tragic accident or is it child abuse to have such a pet when you have small children? As bad as it may sound to some people, I mark it down as just a very tragic accident. Your thoughts?
     
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    tragic?

    child abuse?

    bad parenting?

    natural selection at work?

    hmmm.... I'll take all of the above.
     
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    That child must have been alone for more than a few minutes. It takes some time for a boa to actually kill someone.

    I wouldn't allow anything wilder than a very calm dog or cat to be around my child. Certainly not a snake.

    The parents are to blame. How tragic.
     
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    I looked it up. Was actually a Burmese Python, not that that makes a difference. But the kid was a two year old and the snake strangled her in the crib. That would explain the lack of immediate supervision.
     
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    Oh dear. Poor thing.

    Too bad it didn't visit the parents bedroom instead.
     
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    It was the boyfriend's python.
     
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    hold up here...you got a snake and its not in a terrium or a separate room...and was the baby's crib in the same room


    damn manie its not a pit bull
     

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