VIRAL VIDEO: Little girl casually watches TV with her giant pet snake draped around her
A father is being called irresponsible for letting his daughter play with a giant snake! Ed Taoka doesn’t see the big deal, but he added a disclaimer to his post, defending the video:
My daughter is perfectly safe.
Interaction with any animal and child must always be supervised.
No, it is not sizing her up. That is a stupid myth.
Neither snakes have any desire to bite or eat us.
Do you know what this snake loves to eat?
Rats. She loves rats. Won’t eat anything else. For the love of god I have tried rabbit but she is a really fussy madam. She just eats defrosted rats.
No we have never been bitten.
These are tame (by dictionary definition), captive bred, pet snakes. They have been handled nearly everyday – multiple times a day since they were babies.
There are more dangerous issues with other animals such as dogs and horses to children than non-venomous snakes.
Snakes, like other animals are also allowed to ‘yawn’.
Still… … IT’S A GIANT SNAKE!?!?!?!