A 31-year-old Brit named named Daniel Brandon was found dead next to his pet female African python "Tiny."
Authorities say it was definitely a death by asphyxiation.
Brandon's mother said the python was one of her son's ten pet snakes and "Tiny" had been with him since he could hold it in the palm of his hand.
So, snake lovers: Defend your pet snakes. The rest of you: Would you ever let an 8-foot python coil around your neck?