By George Stephens •
Published: 04 Nov 2019 • 10:00
A woman in America was killed by an 8-foot python snake that was found wrapped around her neck.
Laura Hurst was found dead in a house owned by Benton County Sheriff Don Munson that was designed specifically to house 140 snakes, Indiana State Police revealed.
An autopsy released by Indiana State showed the preliminary cause of death was asphyxia due to strangulation by the snake.
The 36-year-old mother owned about 20 of the 140 snakes and she visited the property about twice a week.
Sheriff Munson, who lives next door to the house, found Hurst with the snake wrapped around her neck,The snake was able to be extracted by emergency services but she was unresponsive when the snake was removed from her neck.
The snake that killed Hurst was a reticulated python, which can weigh up to 350 pounds and is considered to be the longest snake in the world, growing upwards of 20 feet long.
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