A photo from their mother’s Facebook page of Noah and Connor Barth, who were strangled by an escaped python. Photograph: Facebook

The python that strangled two young brothers in Canada had been kept in the pet store owner’s apartment where the boys were sleeping and not with the (...)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police work at the scene of a fatal python attack at Reptile Ocean exotic pet store in Campbellton, New Brunswick. Two young boys were killed by a snake as they slept in an apartment above the store.  Photograph: The Canadian Press/AP

A 45kg python blamed for the deaths by strangulation of two Canadian boys apparently escaped from its pet shop enclosure, slithered through a ventilat(...)