August 11th, 2013
05:24 AM ET

Community mourns boys strangled by python

In death, as in life, the two brothers were inseparable.

Connor Barthe, 6, the loud protective big brother with a wicked smile and deep dimples. Noah, the little albeit quieter one, who wanted to play basketball when he grew up.

Their Canadian community of Campbellton, New Brunswick, eulogized the boys Saturday, days after they were strangled to death by an African rock python. The 100-pound snake came crashing through the ceiling of a family friend's apartment, where they were having a sleepover Monday.

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  1. rimjimS

    sad..

    August 11, 2013 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Concerned with gun safety? Nobody needs to own a 100-pound python.

    August 11, 2013 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    True @ Joey. What im also wondering because i dont know the policies in Canada, but if you have to have an occupancy permit for rental property? If so, HOW did they feel that was a safe apartment to rent out?

    August 11, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Agree@chrissy.

    August 11, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    This is just an awful event...I cannot imagine the parent's pain. My condolences to the family.

    August 11, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |