Two young boys in New Brunswick, Canada, were killed Monday by an escaped python.
The brothers, ages 5 and 7 years old, were asleep in an apartment above the pet store where the deadly snake was kept.
The African Rock Python managed to escape its enclosure, crawl into a ventilation duct and then fell into the room where the boys were sleeping.
It coiled itself around the children, smothering them in their sleep.
Police caught the snake and say it will be destroyed.