Barthe boys could’ve been “stimulant” to snake: reptile expert

A reptile expert says Campbellton brothers Connor and Noah Barthe could’ve been a “stimulant” to the python if they smelled of animals. Ā Longtime Toronto Zoo curator Bob Johnson has testified at Jean-Claude Savoie’s criminal negligence causing death trial, saying African rock pythons are very sensitive to smell and become more aggressive when detecting possible food sources.