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Friday, August 31, 2007

 

Boy stomps, kills python at southern Ohio festival

‘A man who shows snakes and other reptiles at schools, festivals and libraries says a boy who told the man he hated snakes stomped and killed the man’s 10-foot-long python.

Scott Braunstein said he was showing Popcorn, a nonpoisonous albino Burmese python, Sunday at the St. Bernadette Festival near Cincinnati.

“The next thing I know … the kid raises his leg and stomps down on the snake’s head,” Braunstein said. “The snake started convulsing.”

Braunstein said he saw a man grab the child and say, “This is why I don’t take you anywhere,” before disappearing.’




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