(Newser) - Dan Brandon loved his 8-foot pet python Tiny and, fatally, the feeling was apparently mutual. Mr Brandon's social media pages showed him posing with snakes, including a Burmese python. Dan Brandon stands with his large, 8-foot long yellow python "Tiny" wrapped around his shoulders. .css-po6dm6-ItalicText{font-style:italic;}Source: BBC Nature. A snake lover was strangled to death by his own 8-foot-long pet python after it wrapped itself around him and suffocated him. He said he did not find any scratches. Authorities confirmed Monday that Brandon died of asphyxiation, according to The Sun. Daniel Brandon, 31, died from asphyxiation at his home near Basingstoke, Hampshire, on 25 August. His mother Barbara Brandon said her son had owned Tiny since it was small enough to fit in his hand. A snake owner was killed by his own 8ft python an inquest has found. Police said Dan Brandon, 31, was found unresponsive in his room with one of his pythons out of its cage nearby. Mr Bradley said Tiny then hid as she was probably shocked by her 31-year-old owner falling to the ground. Coroner Andrew Bradley said there was no doubt Mr Brandon died "as a result of contact with Tiny" and he recorded a verdict of misadventure. Dan Brandon, 31, was found dead on August 25, 2017, showing clear signs of asphyxiation. Daniel Brandon, 31, died from asphyxiation at his home near Basingstoke, Hampshire, in … Mr Bradley said the snake then hid, probably "because of the shock of him falling or because of his reaction". ", Animal lover Dan Brandon was killed by his 8ft pet python, coroner rules, A reptile expert said Dan Brandon was 'obviously experienced' at handling snakes. Since his death, the photo has been all over the Internet. Dan Brandon, an experienced snake handler, was found dead at … Dan is said to have suffered "serious injuries". 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Brandon, who owned several such pythons, had suffered serious injuries on his body. There were also no bite marks or puncture wounds on Mr Brandon's body, the court heard as the coroner ruled there was no aggression from the animal. Revealed: Why a nurse and a care agency director are running like this! "All the family wanted was answers to our questions, and I have no idea yet whether we have that or will. Pic: JustGiving. Read about our approach to external linking. ... Snake Handler Dead: Dan Brandon Found Strangled With Pet Python Roaming Bedroom After examining the skin Tiny shed later in November, the professor said there would have been visible scratches on the skin caused by Mr Brandon trying to get her off if she had coiled around him. A fan of exotic animals who kept creatures including pythons was found dead at his home as a result of asphyxiation. Dan Brandon, 31, was found dead by his mother on Aug. 25 with his eight foot pet African rock python, named "Tiny" nearby, The Guardian reports. ", .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Mystery as man found dead next to pet snake, Portsmouth businesswoman Rachel Lowe releases Elf on the Shelf board game for Christmas, Christmas decorations vandalised in Whiteley with residents blaming youths with 'bladed weapons'. She said her son was never intimidated by the snake's strength. Brandon, 31, was found dead in his home in Basingstoke, England, last August, and a coroner's inquest has concluded that he was asphyxiated … The Sun reports that Dan Brandon, 31, was found at his home in Church Crookham, Southern England, in the room in which he kept his snakes. One of the pets - a female African rock python named Tiny - was found near his body, out of its pen. Keen snake handler Dan Brandon … It comes after the two sides agreed on Sunday there had been enough progress for talks to continue. Reptile expert Professor John Cooper told the inquest the pet owner was "obviously experienced" at looking after the animals and that he "would have known how to unwrap a python". "She was coiling around him, at which point I have no idea. Dan Brandon was found dead in his bedroom and next to him was one of his pet pythons that can grow to 25 feet. A statement issued by Mrs Brandon after the conclusion of the inquest described her son as "one of the funniest people you could wish to meet". Prof Cooper also inspected the skin that Tiny shed later that month and said if the snake had coiled around Mr Brandon, there would have been scratches visible on the snake's skin caused by him trying to get the reptile off - but there were none. "The most likely scenario is that Tiny was engaged with Dan - I have no doubt about that," the coroner said. A man found dead at his home was killed by his 8-foot pet python he had kept since it was a hatchling. Covid officers 'welcomed' by Isle of Wight residents, says council leader. The 8ft python Tiny that crushed a man in a 'show of affection' after it escaped from its case was kept by the animal lover's mother, it was revealed today. Dan Brandon The Sun reports that Dan Brandon, 31, was found at his home in Church Crookham, Southern England, in the room in which he kept his snakes. 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