Skip to comments.Chilling 911 Tapes in Florida Toddler's Python Death: 'The Baby's Dead!'
Posted on 07/02/2009 8:04:26 AM PDT by Kaslin
A distraught caller trying to save the life of a 2-year-old Florida girl strangled by a pet python screams "The baby's dead!" in chilling 911 tapes released in the toddler's death.
Shaiunna Hare died early Wednesday morning after being attacked in her crib by the snake, which escaped from its aquarium, police said.
"The baby's dead!" a sobbing caller from the house screamed to a 911 dispatcher. "Our stupid snake got out in the middle of the night and strangled the baby."
Authorities did not identify the caller and removed the person's name from the recording.
"She got out of the cage last night and got into the baby's crib and strangled her to death," the caller says in the tape.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Baby pays the price of parents stupidity!
Sad. The snake was doing what snakes do. It is so sad that a child had to perish because the parents could not see this obvious danger.
Similar to the type that keeps pit bulls, I guess.
I hope they investigate this. Getting out of its aquarium? Getting up into the crib? I’m not sure this is beleivable.
A python in an unlocked cage with a 2 year old baby and moron parents.
As a new father of a 2 yr old myself, this story just horrifies me.
“Our stupid snake got out in the middle of the night and strangled the baby.”
The snake isn’t the stupid one.
It’s not the snake that’s stupid.
an 8 foot python?
More “live in boyfriend” crap. If Mom is stupid and/or horny, the kids have a hard life.
Idiots deserve to have their reproductive rights taken away from them, but that would be unconstitutional....
Now why in heaven’s name would someone keep a python. That’s just stupid. And to have it around with little kids. Maybe it should have wrapped itself around the owners pea brain... STUPID! The parents should be tried in a court of law for being so stupid. I really hope they don’t have other kids.
stoopid peoples first victims are usually their children
The same kind of people who have pit bulls. I’ll bet they claim they can’t afford health insurance but have a couple of thousand dollars in tattoos.
Karen Ashley Hare, 21, and her daughter shared the home with Hare's boyfriend, 32-year-old Charles Jason Darnell, deputies said.
I’m with you. These people are stupid beyond belief but I’m not sure I’m buying the story.
Unlocked cage, snake had already escaped earlier in the day.
Florida law says the cage needs to be locked and it wasn’t. Stupid parents, poor baby.
What part did smokin’ an’ drinkin’ and dopin’ and fallin’ asleep after the baby was in bed have to do with this story? Inquiring minds want to know.
The most disturbing part is the fish and wildlife spokeperson saying the snake will be placed in a “new home.”
That poor baby.
Darnell told investigators that he put the snake in a bag inside its aquarium Tuesday night. But when he woke up Wednesday morning, he said, the snake was gone. He found it wrapped around the girl in her crib.
Darnell stabbed the snake repeatedly to free the little girl, but the toddler already had been strangled. The snake also bit her on the head, the station reported.
He called 911 after he pried the python away from the child.
The pet had already escaped once earlier that night, Caruthers [Sheriff Dept spokesman] told FOX News.
“Getting out of its aquarium? Getting up into the crib? Im not sure this is beleivable.”
Definitely believeable. Pythons/boas, etc... are escape artists. And getting into a crib is simple stuff for a snake. Watch one climb sometime. Sounds like you’re a bit overdue on the snake pin at the zoo. ;)
the parents should be charged with manslaughter.... just as if they left a loaded, cocked gun in the crib
White trash and stupid is no way to go through life ...
Those were my first thoughts. Live in boyfriend, snake getting out twice in one night, just happening to crawl to the baby’s crib from another room...sounds like a lot of coincidences. Hopefully, they’ll investigate further.
“...I hope they investigate this. Getting out of its aquarium? Getting up into the crib? Im not sure this is believable.....”
I am learning towards this thought as well. Come on, who calls 911 and says “the baby is dead”? Ummmm, does your child have a name? Boy or girl....would you feel less guilt if you called and said “The external Fetus is dead...”
Either way, stupidity or foul play, these people are IDIOTS!
let me guess, they could not get the tarantula and scorpion to attack....
“Deputies told FOX News that the live-in boyfriend of the little girl’s mother may face charges for not having a permit for the python. He also could be charged with child endangerment or even manslaughter or homicide, Caruthers told FOX.”
There have been stories like this for years-once every two or three years at least.
Surprisingly, the Supreme Court agreed with you:
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote in the opinion: “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”
What kind of a person refers to their child as “the baby?”
“What kind of a person refers to their child as the baby?”
It was the boyfriend who made the call, who is not the baby’s father.
Not the mother.
Why not just give your baby up for adoption if you don’t plan on keeping it out of harm’s way. These people are beyond negligent. Send them to Iran.
I know what you mean. I have a 3 y.o. little girl, and if I were to lose her I’m not sure if I could go on.
Stupidity beyond believe
More live in boyfriend crap. If Mom is stupid and/or horny, the kids have a hard life.
So true...seems like everytime I hear a story about a child either abused or killed in the home there is a boyfriend involved. Why do women put their children in such danger? The guys not good enough to marry but it’s ok to let him around the kids and bring his letal pets over. Idiots!
No offense, I just CAN'T HELP IT..... Do you want them to keep the Python as a "cat" maybe?
That having been said what you meant to say is EXACTLY WHAT I THINK.
Pythons are SNAKES and shouldn't be around little children or adults for that matter. I've always felt that people who keep snakes as pets are a bit. . . . . . . odd to put it kindly!
Oh so true, it wasn’t the SNAKE that was stupid. STUPID. Glad that little girl doesn’t have to grow up with someone so ignorant.
But I think there is at least the possibility that the live-in boyfriend placed the snake in the crib and that the mother is either buying his lies or is in on it too.
Odds of this being the case? Probably less than 5%. But the police should investigate, and I'm sure they will.
Biggest keu here is that the snake was not in a terrarium ( confined climate controlled and inescapable unless the sides and tops are broken). The snake was in a bag in an UNLOCKED CAGE....end of story and baby. Life in the electric chair
“When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.”
My mind cannot process the senselessness and horror of this tragedy. All I can do is offer prayers.
As long as you take proper care of it they aren't paticularly dangerous. Unfortunately, few people move past "snakes are cool" to "I'd better know how to take care of it." They tend to use cages that are insufficiently secured, and tend to feed the snake too infrequently. My nephew has one and he's ultra-conscientious about it.
And, of course, it's incredibly stupid to keep one while there are small children or small pets in the house. These things aren't like dogs, they don't make distinctions among species, much less particular people. All they do is size up animals as prey or threats. The article says that there was no lock on the cage, BTW.
And here is the story in the British press: Horror as two-year-old girl is strangled to death by 8ft pet python
More pictures, inclding the snake with bloody stab marks on it, at the link.
Well, consider this: In Florida you have to get a permit to own one. I’m betting the permit includes proving you know what to do with the bloody thing. So, it’s being placed with someone who knows what they’re doing. Also, this snake is not “broken” in the way a dog that mauls someone is. The snake’s brain is a sinmple little object, and all it does is size up animals as threats or potential prey. A dog who starts attacking people has something wrong with it and needs to be put down, because it will almost certainly keep doing it. Meanwhile, that snake is no more or less likely to kill another human than it was the day it was born. It’s pretty much a robot.
Exactly. It is inconvenient to post stories about pet dogs that do the same thing on a daily basis across the country.
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