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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:13 PM

Indiana woman found dead with snake around her neck in 'reptile home' , 8 foot python


Indiana woman found dead with snake around her neck in 'reptile home'
There were approximately 140 caged snakes in the home, an Indiana State Police sergeant said, adding that no one lived at the residence.

An Indiana woman was found dead Wednesday night with a snake around her neck in a residence that Indiana State Police are describing as a "reptile home."

The 36-year-old woman, whose name has not been disclosed, was found at 8:51 p.m. at the home in Oxford, Indiana, Sgt. Kim Riley told NBC News.

There were approximately 140 caged snakes in the home, Riley said, adding that no one lived at the residence.

"She was apparently there checking on her snakes," he said. "For whatever reason, she apparently got the snake out and she was doing what people do with snakes."

Riley said the individual who found the woman did not want to be identified, but was able to remove the snake from her neck.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death, Riley said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/indiana-woman-found-dead-snake-around-her-neck-reptile-home-n1074826
https://abc7chicago.com/ind-woman-found-dead-with-8-foot-python-around-her-neck/5662232/

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Reply Indiana woman found dead with snake around her neck in 'reptile home' , 8 foot python (Original post)
Demovictory9 Oct 31 OP
htuttle Oct 31 #1
Blue_true Oct 31 #19
Floyd R. Turbo Oct 31 #2
Coventina Oct 31 #3
Floyd R. Turbo Oct 31 #4
Coventina Oct 31 #5
Floyd R. Turbo Oct 31 #9
Coventina Oct 31 #10
dewsgirl Oct 31 #6
Glorfindel Oct 31 #7
Vinca Oct 31 #8
Blue_true Oct 31 #20
lindysalsagal Oct 31 #11
Poiuyt Oct 31 #15
mokawanis Oct 31 #12
cannabis_flower Oct 31 #13
Ron Obvious Oct 31 #14
Hortensis Oct 31 #16
smirkymonkey Oct 31 #17
Blue_true Oct 31 #18
GulfCoast66 Oct 31 #21
womanofthehills Oct 31 #22

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:16 PM

1. Reptiles don't make friends, people!

Not even with other reptiles, much less humans.

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Response to htuttle (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:52 PM

19. Yeah, owning a reptile is like trying to tame a wild squirrel and own it. nt

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:16 PM

2. "Doing what people do with snakes."

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:18 PM

3. Yeah, I want further clarification on that myself!

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Response to Coventina (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:20 PM

4. Or,

maybe not!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:22 PM

5. For whatever reason, this is what comes to my mind:

/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/337?cb=20171028221610

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Response to Coventina (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:37 PM

9. Exactly what I thought of!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:42 PM

10. GMTA!!!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:31 PM

6. What the hell did that mean?😳

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:33 PM

7. That's the scariest thing I have read this Halloween!

Some things just don't bear thinking about.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:33 PM

8. The snakes had their own house??? How weird.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:56 PM

20. That is really scary. Some of the snakes there are likely hugely venomous and no one

is there 24-7 to watch over them. Wild things figure out how to escape enclosures, that is a key part of their makeup. If the owners were afraid to stay in the same house with the snakes, why should they be allowed to subject their neighbors to all the dangers they try to avoid?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:42 PM

11. My fear of snakes graphically confirmed.

No, honestly, this is not funny.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:20 PM

15. I agree

Hate snakes

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:43 PM

12. This is one reason I have a kingsnake

My snake could bite me but it couldn't strangle me.

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Response to mokawanis (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:56 PM

13. And..

when it bites you it's not poisonous.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:18 PM

14. "An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death"

I think I have an idea. I bet it wasn't a peanut allergy.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:25 PM

16. We know someone who was displaying her snakes to an elementary

school class when a very large one got around her neck and started choking her. She was trying to clue the teacher help!!!, but he stayed against the far wall without responding. She got control and didn't die after all, of course, but she learned after that he had a serious snake phobia. He got her messages but was paralyzed with phobic fear as he watched this develop and couldn't move.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:56 PM

17. I really hate snakes.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:50 PM

18. People. In many states, the house next door to yours can have all types of poisonous or

simply dangerous reptiles in it. In Florida, people are allowed to keep extremely poisonous snakes in their homes and only get inspected by the state once per year. Neighbors don't have to be notified. We had a situation near me where a cobra got out of it's cage and none of the snake's owner's neighbors knew that he had two very dangerous reptile in his house. People can cage Crits, Asps, Black Mambas, ect, all that is required is that they have a supply of anti-venom for the snake in their possession (that is part of the inspection requirement).

Let's say that a kid gets bitten by a strange looking snake in the kid's backyard, how is a parent supposed to tell hospital what type of snake it was and how is the hospital supposed to know how to get antivenom, even if it guessed the snake? Ultimately the Florida Department of Agriculture would be notified (it is responsible for inspections of the snake owner's home) and may notify the hospital, but with snakes like a Crit, an Asp, or a Black Mamba where venom is very fast and strongly acting, the kid could long be dead.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:55 PM

21. I really like snakes. In a I Love Nature Way.

But the native ones living in my yard. Black, rat and ring neck being the most common.

But keeping them as some kind of freaky pet? No way.

I found an Eastern diamond back in my suburban yard about 10 years ago. Wrangled up a trash can, pushed it in. Put on the lid. Drove to a nearby state park and, be free Mr. Snake.

That said, around the same time was driving home from work through the groves that are now homes and saw a really big snake in the road. Stopped because I assumed it was a really big diamond back and wanted to see it and also chase it off the Rural 2 lane road so it did not get killed.

I was shocked it was some kind of python. No clue what kind. But obviously not a native to central Florida. I know my native snakes. Truck went into reverse, then forward, then reverse and forward again. I do not carry a hoe in my truck!

Did my little part to keep Florida free from invasive species.






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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:49 PM

22. Rattlers live on my property in high desert NM and I was bitten by one three yrs ago

I got 16 viles of antivenom that cost $80,000 - all paid by Medicare including a helicopter ride to the hospital. Got bitten on ankle and my leg still bothers me.

Anyway, when talking with the docs at the hospital, they said that most rattlesnake bites they treat are men bitten by their pet rattlesnakes.

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