Charges could be filed after python kills two boys

Posted on: 11:37 am, August 7, 2013, by and , updated on: 11:38am, August 7, 2013

Python kills Canada boys

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.