Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com I'm not sure I totally understand this story. Basically, the father was keeping an 18-foot python for his friend in a cage behind closed doors (he claims) and somehow his three year old came into contact with the snake when it attacked him. The wife stabbed the snake repeatedly and pulled it off of her child and now the parents are facing neglect charges and may lose their child. To me, this is a freak accident that requires parent counseling. If we offer rehabilitation to addicts, why not to parents who make these sorts of mistakes? Snakes don't just break out of proper cages which means there's no way it was a proper cage. That's an idiot mistake that could have cost these people their child and they need to be given some counseling, not have their child taken away. I think as a society we're too quick to take kids away from people rather than help them.