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Python pet Dad lets 14-month old toddler play with 13ft-Python

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The dad said he thinks people are brainwashed to fear snakes

play Python snake which had terrified Meru residents recaptured. (SDE)

Snake enthusiast Jamie Guarino, from Walled Lake, Detroit, America, insisted that his 14-month-old daughter Alyssa was in no danger from their giant ten-year-old pet snake Nay-Nay at the time.

The debate over it was ignited after it was shared on Facebook by Beast Buddies , a media channel which showcases owners obsessed with their exotic pets.

play A 13ft Burmese python slithers over a baby in footage which is the stuff of nightmares for most parents (Mirror)

Irrational

Mr Guarino said that he released the video to challenge people's perceptions around snakes and to prove that human fears of them are often irrational.

"I was showing the simple fact that snakes are not evil creatures," he said in the video.

"They can be a loving pet despite their bad reputation. My daughter was absolutely in no danger."

play Alyssa Guarino, here 14-month old, seen cuddling with Nay-Nay the snake (Mirror)

Harmless

"There are 95% more dog attacks then snake attacks," he says in the video.

"When people see this clip they mostly react with fear or negativity and I don't understand why because as you can see the snake is just roaming around and has no interest in biting her, choking her or swallowing her," he continued.

play Jamie Guarino aged 18 with one of his pet snakes (Mirror)

Brainwashed

"This is an embedded fear and I think people are brainwashed."

Mr Guarino and another daughter of his called Krista run SnakeHunters TV, a YouTube Channel dedicated to changing perceptions about snakes.

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