Baby Plays With Python


COMM: Seeing a Burmese python coiled around
their baby would be a nightmare for most parents, but for snake handler Jamie
Guarino, it’s simply a show of affection from a beloved family pet. Jamie: Alyssa, is that a snake? Are you playing with a snake?! COMM: And the father of three from Michigan, USA, is on a mission to change opinion on what he sees as an irrational fear of snakes. Jamie: 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. COMM: In the footage, Jamie’s 13-foot Python, Nene, can be seen interacting with his daughter Alyssa, who was 14-months-old at the time. Jamie: 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. Jamie has been a snake handler since the age of 16 and wants to
bring his two daughters, 10-year-old Krista and Alyssa, who’s now three, into
the family business. Jamie: I think the benefits of raising children around exotics is
simple, they can open up their mind to something different. Rather than your
average pet, my plan is to open up a reptile zoo with my daughters. We want to
share our passion and educate people that reptiles belong. COMM: But his relaxed
attitude toward his beloved snakes raises eyebrows amongst people who see
them as inherently dangerous. Jamie: 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. There are 95% more dog attacks than snakes. My daughter was absolutely in no danger.

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