Little Girl Swims With Large Burmese Python: Video
Young Girl Swimming With Huge 8-year-old Pet Python in a Pool in California (video)
An amazing video shared often online, especially on social media websites, claims to show a little girl swimming with a rare Albino Burmese Python. Yes, the video showing a young girl swimming with a huge Pet Python is in fact real.
About the Video
The girl swimming with python video was posted to YouTube back in April 2014 by Corey Wallace, the owner and CEO of Redding Reptile Parties in East Way Redding (California), who offer the experience of various reptiles for children. The rare, large albino Burmese python is in fact a pet snake, named Sumatra. As you can see in the video, the huge reptile slithers in the water in a backyard pool, poking her head above the surface at times. The little girl swims alongside the pet python, puts on goggles and also swims underwater with her.
In the description of the video, Corey Wallace says that the pet python has been to over 500 birthday parties and many schools; she has been around kids since she was a baby, and that she has never killed anything, adding she even likes their dogs and cat. In a comment on the YouTube video in early 2016, Corey Wallace said that Sumatra grew 18 feet long, weighing 250 pounds.
About Burmese Pythons
Burmese Pythons are among the largest snakes on Earth. Generally of docile disposition, they are excellent swimmers and grow rapidly. Although nonvenomous, National Geographic website animals.nationalgeographic.com describes Burmese Pythons as potentially huge constrictors that need good care as pets. It is said that attacks on handlers, sometimes deadly, are not uncommon – suggesting attacks from Burmese pet pythons are improbable but possible. The Burmese Pythons are carnivores, surviving primarily on small mammals and birds. Nonetheless, Burmese Python is a popular choice of large snake among reptile owners. One should however be careful while interacting with the large pet reptile.
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