Dad defends decision to allow toddler daughter to play with their pet python

It’s impossible to scroll through social media and not see one or two posts of a child with their beloved pet, the pets usually being the sweet fluffy ones but in the case if today the family pet is a snake, yup you heard it right.

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A 13 foot Burmese python named Nay-Nay lives with his human family in White Lake, Michigan.

Jamie Guarino the dad, had the snake since it was just a little babu, but now Nay Nay is a grown snake that can kill a person in seconds.

But to Jamie his pet is so important he takes care of him and even allows his three daughters to play with him.

He shared footage of his 14 month old daughter playing with their pet and that caused a storm on social media.

But Jamie who was a snake raiser since he was 16 years old tries to change people ‘s point of view on snakes.

On The video we see his daughter laying on the ground while the snake moves over her.

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“This guy has a love for his snakes, which is perfectly fine, but it’s made him blind to the fact that DOES remain a dangerous animal, especially towards a baby,” commented one YouTube user, as quoted by ABC7 News.

But the owner that uploads videos of his two older daughters playing with their pet regularly on his YouTube channel SnakeHuntersTV says people are programmed to be afraid of reptiles.

“When people see this clip they mostly react with fear or negativity. And I don’t understand why,” he said. “This is an embedded fear, and I think people are brainwashed.

“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.”

In the video shared by Truly, many have defended Jamie and how he allows the snake to move freely around his daughters.

“Have massive amounts of respect for this guy.. It’s hard for people to understand but he’s a professional. He knows his snakes and you can clearly see the snake is not particularly interested in the little girl but more interested in having a look around,” one user wrote.

“Snakes are inquisitive animals and they are also very affectionate despite the mean reputation. Listen to this guy folks snakes are NOT what you think they are.. 🐍”

A bunch added that as long as the snake doesn’t feel threatened or is hungry, they are safe to be around.

Authorities saw it in a different way and Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office asked the Department of Human Resources to launch an investigation on whether child neglect or abuse is taking place in 2015, reported the Oakland Free Press.

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