This isn’t a zoonotic disease issue, but certainly relates to ongoing discussions about keeping exotic pets.

A python from an exotic animal store in New Brunswick apparently escaped its enclosure and found its way into an apartment above the store. There, the python killed two boys, 5 and 7 years of age, possibly while they were sleeping. The snake is in the possession of the police. This is bound to provide more fuel to the fire of recent discussions pertaining to exotic pet ownership, unfortunately from a much more tragic incident that the comical (and somewhat annoying) ongoing saga of Darwin the monkey.