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There were no bite marks on Mr Brandon’s body, and after the snake shed its skin in November 2017, examination showed there were no scratches on the surface to indicate Mr Brandon had attempted to pull the snake off him. Dr al-Badri added that Mr Brandon had been fit and healthy at the time of his death and had “no disease whatsoever”. 'I think what makes these images unique is simply how rare the sighting is. Coroner Andrew Bradley recorded a verdict of misadventure and said: “The most likely scenario is that Tiny was engaged with Dan – I have no doubt about that. She said her son had kept snakes since he was 15. There are concerns that some young people will face the prospect of being confined to their halls of residence over Christmas, The censored side of Cold War Steve's artwork on Boscombe beach in Bournemouth, England. mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus, Flowers are laid down outside the custody centre where a police officer was shot dead in Croydon, south London, A member of the Jewish community inspects an Lulav, which makes up one of the 'Four Species', or Arba Minim in Hebrew, before purchasing in London, England. Published: 10:24 BST, 18 November 2019 | Updated: 08:07 BST, 27 November 2019. His mother told the inquest that Tiny sometimes appeared aggressive. The items are tied together and are used in ceremony during the week-long festival of Sukkot. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. He said he had been impressed by the conditions Brandon kept his snakes in. Pathologist Dr Adman al-Badri said there were no specific signs of strangulation on Mr Brandon’s neck and that his diagnosis of asphyxiation had been reached by exclusion. A lover of exotic animals died of asphyxia after his 2.4-metre (8ft) pet African rock python called Tiny wrapped itself around him, a coroner has ruled. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. According to Rapid City Journal, more than half of snake bites occur when a human is trying to kill or capture a snake. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? A man found dead at his home was killed by his 8-foot pet python he had kept since it was a hatchling. She showed the court a hand injury she had recently suffered when another of the snakes bit her. 'The leopard wrestled out and was able to claw, then bite the head of the snake. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. It is a part of the Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy exhibition, the UK's largest ever commemorative exhibition on the Mayflower. Dan Brandon kept 10 snakes and 12 tarantulas in his bedroom and was said to be responsible owner, Wed 24 Jan 2018 12.57 GMT Initially caught off guard, the big cat leapt into the air and swiped with its enormous paws as the python tried to squeeze it into submission at Maasai Mara Triangle Reserve in Kenya. “She was coiling around him, at which point I have no idea. The coroner said he did not believe the snake had been aggressive towards Brandon. Since her son’s death she has been caring for the snakes. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Badri said: “It’s possible that some sort of pressure was applied to the neck or chest that caused him to asphyxiate.” However, there were no marks around his neck or chest. Temperatures during the day on Saturday will be between 10C and 14C, but set to plunge as low as 1C overnight, An employee pulls a pint in the Tib Street Tavern in Manchester, as Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announces the government will pay two thirds of the wages of staff in pubs, restaurants and other businesses if they are forced to close under new coronavirus restrictions, A jogger runs over the Armstrong Bridge in Jesmond, Newcastle surrounded by Autumn colours, Artist Hannah Uzor with her painting of Sarah Forbes Bonetta, Queen Victoria’s African goddaughter, at Osborne, the Queen’s seaside home on the Isle of Wight. The duo initially had their eyes on an unsuspecting impala, but the python then decided to try his luck with the leopard instead. Game birds 'could wipe out adders in most of Britain within 12 years', Sixteen more snakes dumped in pillowcases in Sunderland, Pet snake cut free after getting trapped under car’s gearstick, Staff rattled by discovery of snake in McDonald's, Snake found on bus rattles passengers in Paisley, Snake on a plane goes 9,300 miles from Australia to Scotland in woman's shoe, Country diary: love and fear in the company of adders, Boa constrictor on the loose in Lincolnshire, a python killed two boys in Canada in 2013. But the big cat managed to claw his way out and deliver a final killer bite, with photographer Mike Welton, 28, on hand to capture the drama unfold, which was filmed by Live Life Safaris. Attacks on humans are not common, but this species has been responsible for several reported human fatalities, in both the wild and captivity. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? They attack … Members of the Jewish community across the world have been celebrating the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah this year under the shadow of the Coronavirus pandemic, Hei Hei the cockatiel, who was rescued after it landed on a fishing boat 10 miles out at sea near Troon in South Ayrshire, A staff member looks at a wall of faces of descendants related to the Mayflower. If left alone, a snake won’t bite. “I cry every day and night and relive that evening all the time,” the statement written by Ms Brandon added. He said after Mr Brandon was killed the snake then hid, probably “because of the shock of him falling or because of his reaction”. He had stopped putting her round his neck because she was so strong and unpredictable.”. “He was more wary of Tiny than the other snakes. He said Tiny had struck out at him “defensively” as he put it back in its vivarium after examining the snake. These snakes never learn. An inquest into his death is currently ongoing, A flypast to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain flies over Westminster Abbey, London, People sit outside on a street closed to traffic to try to reduce the spread of coronavirus so bars and restaurants can continue to stay open, in the Soho area of central London. Mike, from Ontario, Canada, said: 'We all had a moment thinking about how terrible it was that we were watching a beautiful leopard get killed. Given this shoulder impediment, as well as the substantial size of some humans, pythons generally don't attack people. When Brandon got Tiny he could hold it in his hand. Mike, who has been photographing wildlife for seven years, said his safari group had heard of a leopard sighting in the area and rushed over to witness it. There are some python species that are capable of killing a human — even an adult human. There was a point at which either she takes hold of him unexpectedly or trips him up or some other mechanism.”. If you attack a wild animal, like a snake, it makes sense that it’ll try to fight back and keep itself safe. The Four Species, which are mentioned in the Torah, are the Etrog, a citrus fruit, the Lulav which is the frond of date palm, the Hadass, a myrtle bough and Aravah, a willow branch. He said it was uncommon for snakes in captivity to cause serious injuries but told the court that he himself had been struck in the eye by an African rock python. 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The artwork was commissioned as part of Bournemouth's Arts by the Sea festival, Police move in to disperse protesters in Trafalgar Square in London, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. “She was his baby. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. She said: “She would get cross and hiss and pretend to strike. His mother told the court the snake had loved her son and that Tiny was “his baby”. A lover of exotic animals died of asphyxia after his 2.4-metre (8ft) pet African rock python called Tiny wrapped itself around him, a coroner has ruled. The inquest in Basingstoke was told that Brandon was a responsible snake owner who loved his pets. He [Brandon] would say: ‘For goodness’ sake, Tiny.’ At other times he would tell me: ‘Mum, you’ve got to come and look, she’s being really good today.’ I don’t think he ever got bit by Tiny. A statement issued after the conclusion of the inquest, read on behalf of the family by a detective investigating the case, said Mr Brandon was “one of the funniest people you could wish to meet”. First published on Wed 24 Jan 2018 12.07 GMT. 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