Brit Gang Uses Snake to Attack Teen

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 9, 2009 8:11 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A gang of young British toughs armed with snakes used a python to bite a teen they pinned to a wall, reports the Guardian. The 14-year-old boy is recovering with two puncture wounds in his hand. He suffered breathing difficulties, but paramedics say that was due to panic and not to any venom from the snake, which they believe was a python, based on the boy's description and consultation with the Bristol zoo. Police are hunting for the gang.
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