Family faces backlash for posting video of 14-month-old playing with python

Posted at 9:28 PM, Jan 07, 2015

By Wesley Goheen

Saginaw, MI (WNEM) — A Michigan man is facing backlash after posting a video of his baby daughter playing with a Python that measured over 13 feet long.

The video shows the baby, 14-month old Alyssa, playing on the floor with the snake as it slithers around.

The father says his daughter was never in any danger and he has been handling snakes since he was 18.

Many people who have viewed the video are calling the man irresponsible. The poster addressed some of those concerns, and he said people should realize snakes aren’t inherently dangerous. He also stated that more children are attacked by dogs than snakes. See the video above for his comments as well as the footage of the baby playing with the snake.

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