A woman has been killed by a massive 2.5m long python which strangled her to death while she was attending a house used as a snake farm filled with 140 snakes in Battle Ground, Indiana, on Wednesday.
The woman named Laura Hurst, aged 36, was found dead with the huge snake wrapped around her neck in the home reportedly owned by Benton County Sheriff Don Munson and set up specifically for the snake collection.
As Indiana State Police spokesman Sergeant Kim Riley said, Hurst kept about 20 of her own snakes in this home and usually came to visit her serpents twice a week.
“She appears to have been strangled by the snake. We do not know that for a fact until after the autopsy,” Riley told the local media.