A boa constrictor killed two children in Canada. The reptile escaped from a zoo in Campbellton, New Brunswick. According to Business Insider on August 5, 2013, children, aged 5 and 7, lived in an apartment above the zoo.
"So far it is unclear how the snake escaped from the zoo."
The boa constrictor killed the kids while they were with their mother. It is thought that the snake escaped during the night and entered the apartment above through ventilation ducts. The boys were thought to have died from strangulation. An investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted police (RCMP) is ongoing.
Although it is currently legal to own a boa constrictor in New Brunswick, other provinces have a ban on snake ownership at this time. The pet store, Reptile Ocean, has posted condolences to the boy's family on their Facebook page. They also claimed to be shutting down their page due to an influx of negative comments. The snake has been found and captured by the police. Although details are sketchy on this particular animal, constrictors can grow to be as long as 13 feet.
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