Dad Defends His Decision To Allow 13-Foot Pet Python To Wrap Itself Around His Toddler

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Jamie Guarino may be a professional snake handler, but that doesn’t stop the internet from going wild after seeing a video of his 13-foot pet python, wrapping around his 14-month old son.

The Burmese Python, named ‘Nay-Nay’, can be seen in the video, slowing wrapping itself around the toddler as Guarino talks in the background. Guarino doesn’t seem to have a care in the world and believes that snakes have the ability to be loving and friendly. Guarino teaches his children to not be afraid of snakes and to handle them with ease.

Guarino states that he has raised Nay-Nay since the snake was the size of a regular rubber band and that the snake is part of the family.

After receiving negative comments on his video, he said, “When people see this clip they mostly react with fear or negativity. And I don’t understand why. This is an embedded fear, and I think people are brainwashed.” He added, “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.”

Those around the globe who show concern, understand that a snake such as Nay Nay, has the ability to squeeze an object/human or animal, quickly and extremely tightly. And this is where the true concern comes in to play.

National Geographic has long noted that pythons are rather docile in nature and attacks on humans are very rare. But if the snakes feel threatened, they can easily kill the threat using their sharp teeth, powerful ability to wrap around and squeeze their prey until they suffocate.

What a great pet!