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Pet python strangles owner in southern Vietnam

Updated: March 1, 2007, 12:28 PM ET
Associated Press — March 1, 2007

HANOI, Vietnam — A pet python strangled its 69-year-old owner in southern Vietnam, despite his daughter-in-law's desperate efforts to save him, police said Tuesday.

Nguyen Viet Ho was feeding the 44-pound snake when it suddenly attacked him Monday, said Nguyen Hoang Minh Dung, a police officer in Kien Giang province.

His daughter-in-law heard him struggling in the yard and discovered Ho with the python wrapped around his neck. She tried to pull it off but the creature ...

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