NEW BRUNSWICK, Canada – A criminal investigation is now in the works after a python strangled two Canadian boys.
Officials said charges could be filed because the 15-foot African Rock Python that killed the boys is illegal in New Brunswick.
Canadian authorities said the four-and-six-year-old boys were at a friend’s house for a sleepover when the snake escaped from its enclosure.
When police arrived Monday morning, they found the boys’ bodies in the apartment.
Animal officials said the python has been euthanized.