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[–] SurfinMindWaves 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I call BULLSHIT!!! No specific signs of strangulation and determined by exclusion. No signs of defensive injuries. I've owned snakes larger than 8 feet. If a large snake such as that Burmese in the photograph strangled you around your neck there would be clear and obvious signs of broken or dislocated vertebrae. I am hoping that this is just a stupid made-up fake news story and not the conclusions made by adult officials.

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[–] Camamoow 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That is what I was thinking.

It would be very odd that a 8 foot python would somehow be able to strangle without any external signs of strangulation.

As well as the man did not attempt to get the python off him, you would think if the python started to strangle him he would have tried to rip it off?

And if she went upstairs immediately after hearing him hitting the floor, you think you would still be able to see a 8 foot python, they don't move that fast.

Especially after grabbing dinner.

If some how he was able to be constricted without any signs, a sad story is painted where he starts to be strangled, but he tries to be patient and not sure the snake, and sees if he can gently make it let go, until he is so deprived of oxygen he cant do anything even if he wanted :(.

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[–] SurfinMindWaves 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I don't believe that snakes think about liking someone, but they do get used to being handled and don't consider humans food. Very long snakes can be tricky because after you start to unwrap one end the other end can start squeezing and you just don't have enough hands to wrestle all that muscle, but that's only if there is a reason for them to be fighting you. In my own experience and reading about other people who have had this happen, the risk comes when you are handling or throwing their prey into the cage. They smell the food and see movement and will sometimes grab your hand or arm just out of instinct. That wouldn't explain one going for the neck and suffocating someone just for the hell of it.

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[–] Warmoose76 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Reptiles have a very basic brain. I don't think they are capable of loving and being nice like other animals. They are cool but I wouldn't want one as a pet, I am pretty sure they are incapable of true friendship.

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[–] AndrewBlazeIt 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I dunno about that. Bearded dragons are like little scaly puppies.

Snakes though? Yeah probably.

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[–] AndrewBlazeIt 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

And that'd be why you don't get constrictors that grow longer than 4 feet or so.