I try to share this with my kids. Earlier this month my daughter had the opportunity to hold an albino Burmese Python.
My daughter's mom was not impressed with me letting her hold the snake. She tends to be on the terrifying serpents point of view. Looking at my daughter's smile she appears to be enjoying holding the snake.
Where we live it is not uncommon to see snakes. I've told her to be on the lookout for them, If she sees one to leave it alone and come get me, Because I want to see the snake!
It is important to observe what is around you. I take my daughter fishing and swimming and humans are not the only ones who enjoy fishing and swimming.
I believe a healthy respect of animals is important than an unhealthy fear.Worse is someone who doesn't have any fear and quite a bit of foolishness.
Here is an article about someone who was bitten by a Cottonmouth (Water Moccasin) because they found one and kept it on their bed in a pillow case. I wouldn't even recommend doing that with a non-venomous snake.
Venomous snakes inject venom which caused the guy to go to the hospital. Snake venom can kill people! A python like the one my daughter is holding is a constrictor which kills it's prey by squeezing it to death. Snakes have teeth! Just because a snake is not venomous or a large constrictor it should be treated with respect,
Have you had any experiences with snakes? Have a favorite snake? Do you think they are neat? Do you fear them?
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