A video of a young girl swimming with a giant Burmese Python has been going viral all over the Internet. Once you check out this video, you will know exactly why!
YouTube user Corey Wallace posted the video with the caption: "This is our 8 yr. old Burmese Python named Sumatra. 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. Funny story I have found the most humane way to kill a rabbit or chicken is to give them a strong hit to the back of the neck with a hard object this normally kills them instantly for I don't like to see any animal suffer. Anyway I came in later to see if Sumatra had eaten and the chicken was walking around her cage, she would not touch it unless it was dead so I killed it for sure this time and she ate it right away."
In the video, the young girl is swimming alongside Sumatra in a backyard above-ground pool. The family lives in Redding, California and their home video already has more than 2.4 million views on YouTube, and over 1,200 comments! The video was published on April 6, 2014 but is just now getting huge circulation on the Internet.
According to the United States Geological Survey, "All known constrictor-snake fatalities in the United States are from captive snakes; these are split between deaths of snake owners who were purposefully interacting with their pet and deaths of small children or infants in homes where a snake was kept captive as a pet." They also mentioned, "There have been no human deaths from wild-living Burmese Pythons in Florida. Overall, the risk of attack is very low."
Would you swim in the pool with an enormous Burmese Python like this little girl did in the YouTube video?