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Police: Escaped Python Kills 2 Boys During Sleepover

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Authorities believe a python that escaped from a pet store strangled two young boys. (CBC News)

The sleepover went horribly wrong.

Two boys, aged 5 and 7, were found dead Monday morning in an apartment above a pet store in a small Canadian town.

Their suspected killer is a python that reportedly weighs about 100 pounds.

Early indications suggest that a snake escaped its enclosure in the store, got into the ventilation system, then the apartment, and strangled the two boys, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

Click here to read the full story on CNN.com.

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