Pet Snake Kills Owner

Cincinnati, OH - Police are reporting that a thirteen foot Boa Constrictor wrapped itself around its owner's neck and strangled the man to death in his own home.

The Sheriff Deputy's Office was alerted Saturday to the home of Ted Dres, 48 years old of Symmes Twp. Dres was found face down in the snake's cage with the animal securely wrapped around his neck.

The snake is being kept at an animal shelter until the police or Dres' family decide what to do with it.