17-foot python bites 4-year-old at outdoors expo

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On the first day of the Chicagoland fishing, travel and outdoor expo, Schaumburg police say a 17 foot python bit a 4-year-old-girl. (KTRK)

On the first day of the Chicagoland fishing, travel and outdoor expo, Schaumburg police say a 17 foot python bit a 4-year-old-girl.

The incident happened Thursday around 5:30 p.m. Police say the girl and her family were at the snake exhibit when the python struck.

"We have three grand-kids, and you know, we worry about our dog biting our grand-kids, but to have a python bite a little 4-year-old girl, I would be devastated if I was the mother," expo attendee Janie Tiffany said.

Schaumburg police say the little girl was transported to Alexian Brothers medical center with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident is still under investigation. No word yet on what the circumstances were regarding the python or its handler.
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