A lady named Melissa was wearing her pet boa constrictor, Penelope, around her neck like a scarf on the Boston metro's Red Line yesterday, when suddenly, "I couldn't find her anywhere." Then she posted a "lost pet" notice on Craigslist.
The Interior Department may outlaw the importing of huge snakes: pythons, boa constrictors, etc. You'll still be able to own and buy them at pet stores, but the price should skyrocket. Goth teens and drug lords are not happy. [Wired]