|Owner|| Former: Bart Simpson |
Current: Groundskeeper Willie
|First Appearance||"Stop or My Dog Will Shoot!"|
Strangles is the python adopted by Bart after Santa's Little Helper joined the police force. Strangles was Santa's Little Helper's replacement. Bart took his snake to show and tell at school where he escaped. Strangles knocked over some ethanol and nitrous oxide at the schools lab, creating a toxic cloud. Bart runs back into the building to save Strangles, with Santa's Little Helper running in after Bart. Bart collapsed inside the building and both Strangles and Santa's Little Helper tries to rescue him. Bart chose Santa's Little Helper to save him. Strangles accepted the decision as he felt that Santa's Little Helper would always be there for Bart, although he also said that Bart shouldn't call him even if SLH bit him again. Strangles got adopted by Groundskeeper Willie after that, who kept him as a pet in the schools fire hose cabinet.