SNAKES NEAR PLAYGROUNDS, dead dogs on airplanes, horrendous puppy mills, exotic pets that should never be owned by anyone other than Mother Nature – welcome to the dark side of pet ownership.
That’s not always the case with escaped exotic pets.
You may recall the horrible and heartbreaking story of two little boys from Cambellton, N.B., who were killed in their sleep by an escaped African rock python whose owner lived nearby. Details are horrific. These animals do not belong here and yet, our exotic animal ownership laws are lax enough to allow it to happen, deadly consequences notwithstanding.