I’m afraid of snakes and I’m often an overprotective parent who thinks every object is a potential danger to my kids. So you can just imagine how frightening this video of a baby girl playing with a python snake is to me. The father of the 14 month old is a snake handler and supposedly she isn’t in any type of danger because the 13 foot snake was “well-fed” but I can’t help but squirm while watching this.
The following is from her father.
“To those of you who might see this video as irresponsible or dangerous, please take a minute. Don’t judge based on fear or something you don’t understand. Snakes can be and are loving animals,” said Guarino. “In this video, I was showing the simple fact that snakes are not evil creatures. They can be a loving pet, despite their bad reputation. My daughter was absolutely in no danger. When people see this clip, they mostly react with fear or negativity, and I don’t understand why. Because as you can see, the snake is just roaming around. It has no interest in biting her or choking her or swallowing her. This is an embedded fear, and I think people are brainwashed.”