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Chilling 911 Tapes in Florida Toddler's Python Death: 'The Baby's Dead!'
FOX News.com ^ | July 2, 2009

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.

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TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: childneglect; emergency911; florida; mommysboyfriend; pets; python
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How anyone can keep a Python as a snake, especially with a small child around is beyond me
1 posted on 07/02/2009 8:04:26 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Baby pays the price of parents stupidity!


2 posted on 07/02/2009 8:05:42 AM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: Kaslin

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.


3 posted on 07/02/2009 8:06:52 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: Kaslin
How anyone can keep a Python as a snake, especially with a small child around is beyond me...

Similar to the type that keeps pit bulls, I guess.

4 posted on 07/02/2009 8:06:58 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: Kaslin

I hope they investigate this. Getting out of its aquarium? Getting up into the crib? I’m not sure this is beleivable.


5 posted on 07/02/2009 8:06:59 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I don't believe anything anyone says about anything anymore.)
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To: Kaslin

A python in an unlocked cage with a 2 year old baby and moron parents.

Bad mix.


6 posted on 07/02/2009 8:07:00 AM PDT by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: Kaslin

As a new father of a 2 yr old myself, this story just horrifies me.


7 posted on 07/02/2009 8:07:03 AM PDT by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: FlashBack

“Our stupid snake got out in the middle of the night and strangled the baby.”

The snake isn’t the stupid one.

Very tragic.


8 posted on 07/02/2009 8:07:07 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Kaslin

It’s not the snake that’s stupid.


9 posted on 07/02/2009 8:07:35 AM PDT by onedoug (SARAH!)
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To: Kaslin

an 8 foot python?

More “live in boyfriend” crap. If Mom is stupid and/or horny, the kids have a hard life.


10 posted on 07/02/2009 8:08:48 AM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: Kaslin

Idiots deserve to have their reproductive rights taken away from them, but that would be unconstitutional....


11 posted on 07/02/2009 8:09:12 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Kaslin

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.


12 posted on 07/02/2009 8:09:34 AM PDT by wedwo
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To: Kaslin

stoopid peoples first victims are usually their children


13 posted on 07/02/2009 8:10:10 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Kaslin

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.


14 posted on 07/02/2009 8:10:45 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (So close to Postal.)
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To: FlashBack
Baby pays the price of parents stupidity

Parents?

Karen Ashley Hare, 21, and her daughter shared the home with Hare's boyfriend, 32-year-old Charles Jason Darnell, deputies said.

15 posted on 07/02/2009 8:11:15 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’m with you. These people are stupid beyond belief but I’m not sure I’m buying the story.


16 posted on 07/02/2009 8:11:31 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (Boehner Baby!!!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


17 posted on 07/02/2009 8:12:21 AM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: Kaslin
Why even think about having one of these in a house with small children? It's bad enough to see people tempting fate by letting these snags hang from their necks let alone keeping them with little ones.
18 posted on 07/02/2009 8:14:32 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


19 posted on 07/02/2009 8:14:45 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: Kaslin

The most disturbing part is the fish and wildlife spokeperson saying the snake will be placed in a “new home.”


20 posted on 07/02/2009 8:15:10 AM PDT by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: Kaslin

That poor baby.


21 posted on 07/02/2009 8:16:15 AM PDT by KansasGirl (I still think Obama is just plain creepy.)
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To: Kaslin
This is not an accident, it's criminal negligence:
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.


22 posted on 07/02/2009 8:16:15 AM PDT by Dahoser (The missus and I joined the NRA. Who says Obama can't inspire conservatives?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Getting out of its aquarium? Getting up into the crib? I’m 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. ;)


23 posted on 07/02/2009 8:16:52 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Kaslin

the parents should be charged with manslaughter.... just as if they left a loaded, cocked gun in the crib


24 posted on 07/02/2009 8:17:31 AM PDT by bareford101 (obamanation's United States of Alice in Wonderland)
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To: Kaslin

White trash and stupid is no way to go through life ...


25 posted on 07/02/2009 8:18:17 AM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


26 posted on 07/02/2009 8:19:12 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: ClearCase_guy

“...I hope they investigate this. Getting out of its aquarium? Getting up into the crib? I’m 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....


27 posted on 07/02/2009 8:19:50 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: Kaslin

There have been stories for decades of how pythons kill their owners. Adult owners.

The parent were plain idiots. Snakes are not domesticated lap dogs. Keeping one the size of this beast, which can kill you, is a form of Russian Roulette.


28 posted on 07/02/2009 8:20:32 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: dawn53

“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.”

They are..


29 posted on 07/02/2009 8:21:40 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: ClearCase_guy

There have been stories like this for years-once every two or three years at least.


30 posted on 07/02/2009 8:22:16 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: GraceG

Surprisingly, the Supreme Court agreed with you:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_v._Bell

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote in the opinion: “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”


31 posted on 07/02/2009 8:22:25 AM PDT by KeyesPlease
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To: dawn53

What kind of a person refers to their child as “the baby?”


32 posted on 07/02/2009 8:23:50 AM PDT by villagerjoel (1. Implement socialist policies 2. ??? 3. Heaven on earth)
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To: villagerjoel

“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.


33 posted on 07/02/2009 8:24:58 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Kaslin

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.


34 posted on 07/02/2009 8:25:07 AM PDT by mlizzy
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To: WFTR

ping


35 posted on 07/02/2009 8:25:41 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (*Tolerant* isn't a position, it's how you treat people who hold positions you hate....Doug TenNepal)
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To: lovecraft

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.


36 posted on 07/02/2009 8:26:08 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: GingisK
Similar to the type that keeps pit bulls, I guess.

Substitute penis?

37 posted on 07/02/2009 8:29:29 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
You need to read the entire article. It says that the guy had no permit to keep the snake and the cage was unsecured and had no lock on it. Also the snake had gotten out of it's cage earlier that night.

Stupidity beyond believe

38 posted on 07/02/2009 8:29:51 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Bad Ass Mistake America)
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To: silverleaf

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!


39 posted on 07/02/2009 8:30:21 AM PDT by happilymarriedmom
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To: Kaslin
How anyone can keep a Python as a snake, especially with a small child around is beyond me

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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!

40 posted on 07/02/2009 8:30:34 AM PDT by politicalmerc (NObama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Slapshot68

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.


41 posted on 07/02/2009 8:30:59 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Kaslin
Picture of the happy couple at on the left:


42 posted on 07/02/2009 8:33:59 AM PDT by bornred
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To: Kaslin
Well, I basically agree. They seemed to have been very stupid. Their story seems to make some kind of (stupid) sense. I suppose things happened just the way they said.

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.

43 posted on 07/02/2009 8:36:08 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I don't believe anything anyone says about anything anymore.)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

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


44 posted on 07/02/2009 8:37:11 AM PDT by the long march
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To: Kaslin

“When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.”


45 posted on 07/02/2009 8:39:03 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Kaslin

My mind cannot process the senselessness and horror of this tragedy. All I can do is offer prayers.


46 posted on 07/02/2009 8:43:40 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: wedwo
Now why in heaven’s name would someone keep a python.

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.

47 posted on 07/02/2009 8:47:04 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We're definitely in the Rise of the Empire era, but is Obama Valorum or Palpatine?)
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To: Kaslin
Here are the stupid parents (the mom looks pregnant again):

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.

48 posted on 07/02/2009 8:51:47 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: nhwingut

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.


49 posted on 07/02/2009 8:53:24 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We're definitely in the Rise of the Empire era, but is Obama Valorum or Palpatine?)
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To: GingisK
Similar to the type that keeps pit bulls, I guess.

Exactly. It is inconvenient to post stories about pet dogs that do the same thing on a daily basis across the country.

50 posted on 07/02/2009 8:54:13 AM PDT by southlake_hoosier (.... One Nation, Under God.......)
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