Studies reveal that there has been an increase in the number of families choosing to keep pets. The reason being that keeping pets is a source of relief for many and for some its purely a sheer hobby. But a pet Python?
Well, here’s to some mesmerizing news about a family whose interest is to keep an albino Burmese python as their pet. Unbelievable!!
Burmese pythons are colossal snakes that can grow as long as 19 ft. They are mainly found in the tropics of Southern and Southeastern Asia. But for the past few years, Burmese pythons began appearing in Everglades National Park in South Florida.
A family shared the video of their young daughter swimming with an albino Burmese python that they had been keeping as their pet. The video that was posted back in April 2014 has now gone viral over the internet and has gotten more than 2.1 million views online.
In the video, the viewers can see a young girl swimming with the albino python. The pet snake has been named as Sumatra, which is huge in size and yellow in color. The teen can be seen relishing while taking a bath with her pet animal. She was not even alarmed to see the giant snake rather it seemed as if she was playing and enjoying the moment with her pet.
While it would be disturbing for many parents to let their child swim with a python, these parents seem to have some sort of blind-trust on their pet. One reason being that these pythons are nonvenomous in nature and they prey on a wide variety of birds, mammals, and crocodilian species occupying the Everglades.
YouTuber, Corey Wallace, commented online about the serpent:
“She has been to over 500 birthday parties and many schools, she has been around kids since she was a baby, she has never killed anything she even likes our dogs and cat.”
Looks like Pythons aren’t that scary after all!