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Jeepers. The AP is reporting that a 25-year-old Virginia Beach woman was strangled to death by her pet python:

Police said Amanda Ruth Black’s husband came home around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and found her lying in a bedroom. The snake’s cage was open.

Black was pronounced dead at the scene. A preliminary medical examiner’s report indicates she died of asphyxiation.

Police said Black was trying to give the 13-foot tiger python medicine when the incident happened.

Animal control officers found the snake in the bedroom and are holding it at their office.

Maybe there is a reason there isn’t a magazine called Snake Fancy. Apparently, pythons can kill. I always thought snakes were kinda cool as long I did not have to keep one.