Snake escapes, kills children in apartment above pet shop

Cst. Jullie Rogers-Marsh with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

On August 5, 2013, shortly after 6:30 a.m., police officers with the Campbellton RCMP responded to an apartment on Pleasant Street in Campbellton, where the two boys were found deceased. The boys had been sleeping over at the apartment of a friend, which is located above a reptile store. The preliminary investigation has led police to believe that a large exotic snake had escaped its enclosure at the store sometime overnight, and got into the ventilation system, then into the upstairs apartment. It's believed the two boys were strangled by the snake.

[via The BBC]