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Surprise: Couple Finds 3-Foot Python in Couch

It was left behind by a former tenant

(Newser) - Loose change, the TV remote, your lost car keys—typical stuff found underneath the couch cushions. But a 3-foot-long python? That's what a Long Island couple discovered while cleaning. The Suffolk County SPCA says Peter Wang and his wife were sprucing up a basement apartment that had recently been... More »

Young Kids Strangled to Death by Escaped Python

Boys, 5 and 7, killed in Canada

(Newser) - Two young boys were killed by a python that escaped its enclosure at a pet store in Canada, according to local police. The brothers, aged five and seven, were sleeping in a friend's apartment above the pet store when the snake strangled them, says Royal Canadian Mounted Police Const.... More »

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