An Omaha man has died after being strangled by his 9-foot, 25-pound pet boa constrictor, according to Nebraska authorities. Cory Byrne, 34, of Papillion died Wednesday night at a local hospital, just hours after police and paramedics pried the snake from around his neck, police said.
Byrne had been showing the snake to a friend when it wrapped around his shoulders and neck and squeezed, police said.
An officer was called to Byrne’s apartment near downtown Papillion around 5:40 p.m. The officer found Byrne on the ground with the snake still around his neck.
Note: the photo above is not of the actual incident
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