Tuesday, January 2, 2007


Taser finally eases python’s grip

`Chloe, a 14-foot female Burmese python and the only serpent at the Tarpon Springs Aquarium, was considered the favorite among the animals.

But on Saturday, Chloe likely mistook the hand of 18-year-old Alison Cobianchi, an aquarium employee and St. Petersburg College freshman, for a rabbit and attacked, sinking her teeth into Cobianchi’s knuckles and wrapping around her arm and waist.

It took a police Taser to get Chloe to turn her victim loose and return to her cage.’

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