Two children dead after python escapes pet store in New Brunswick, Canada

Noah and Connor Barthe asphyxiated by snake: autopsy report: A Facebook page dedicated to two young New Brunswick boys killed by a python has garnered thousands of "likes". Two children died after a python got into an apartment in Campbellton, N.B., RCMP say. "Police are investigating two sudden deaths of two young boys," Const. Julie Rogers-Marsh said Monday. It's believed the snake escaped from a pet store called Reptile Ocean. The victims were boys aged five and seven. They were visiting a friend in the apartment above the store, police said in a statement released Monday. Rogers-Marsh said the preliminary investigation led police to believe that a python snake escaped its enclosure at the store sometime overnight. Initial information indicates the snake got into the ventilation system and then into the apartment upstairs. "It's believed the two boys were strangled by the snake," she said, noting that autopsies are scheduled for tomorrow in Saint John. Police were called to the residence on Pleasant Street at 6:30 a.m. local time. Police have the snake. Initial reports suggested the snake was a boa constrictor. City in shock "This is a tragedy," said Deputy Mayor Ian Comeau. "The city is in shock." It's not yet clear how the snake escaped. In 2009, the province of New Brunswick allowed a wider variety of snakes, lizards and other exotic pets into the province. Under the change, pet stores were then able to sell non-poisonous snakes up to three metres in length. Kevin Craig, a wildlife biologist with the province's Natural Resources department, said in a 2009 interview that pet stores pushed for the change because the province's regulations were more restrictive than other jurisdictions. ================================== 2 young boys dead after python escapes pet store in Canada Python Attack: Snake Kills Two Sleeping Boys Exotic snake suspected in boys' deaths in Canada 2 children dead after python escapes N.B. pet store 2 Children Dead After Large Snake Escapes N.B. Urban Zoo Two boys killed by escaped pet shop python Large snake kills two children in New Brunswick, Canada 2 kids killed by escaped boa constrictor in Canada Escaped snake kills two kids in New Brunswick, Canada Two children dead after python escapes pet store in New Brunswick, Canada Large Snake Escapes,Large Snake Escapes in New Brunswick, escaped boa constrictor in Canada,Large snake,Snake Escapes, python escapes N.B. pet store,python escapes New Brunswick pet store, python escapes Canada pet store,python escapes pet store, python escapes pet store in Canada,python escapes,Python Attack, Large snake Attack,snake Attack,