Why an 8-Foot Pet Python May Have Killed Its Owner
By constricting their bodies, this species of python is capable of killing quickly.
Since his death, the photo has been all over the Internet.
Dan Brandon stands with his large, 8-foot long yellow python "Tiny" wrapped around his shoulders.
It's the same snake that would be found on August 25, coiled in the corner of his room while Brandon laid dead on the floor.
Brandon's mother, Babs, tells the Guardian that she was making dinner in their home in Hampshire, England, when she heard a thud come from Brandon's room.
Brandon was an experienced snake owner who had kept them for years. Authorities immediately suspected Tiny was the culprit, but it wasn't until this week that a coroner confirmed that cause of death.
During a postmortem exam, a pathologist found that Brandon's lungs were