Monday, December 18, 2006


Please, tell me I'm reading this wrong.

CINCINNATI --A 13-foot boa constrictor wrapped itself around its owner's neck and killed the man in his home, authorities said.

An acquaintance found Ted Dres, 48, inside the snake's cage Saturday and called police, the Hamilton County Sheriff's office said.

The snake was still strangling Dres when deputies arrived, and the officers had to work with members of an animal protection group to remove the reptile, the sheriff's office said.

For future reference, if any of you should come across a boa constrictor squeezing the last breath out of my lungs, feel free to send the PETA folks home, and call in someone from a "Holy Crap! This Animal is Freakin' Killing This Guy! Shoot It In The Head! Quick!" group.