An incredible new video has captured the bizarre attempt of one father to educate people that snakes are not dangerous. He has filmed his baby daughter “playing” with a huge python.
The video shows 14-month-old Alyssa Guarino, who is now three, plays with a 13-foot Burmese python in her family’s home in Warren, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Alyssa’s father, Jamie Guarino, who is a professional snake handler, says the giant reptile posed no danger to his baby and that pythons simply suffer from a bad reputation.
Mr. Guarino, has made educating people about snakes his mission, arguing that the reptiles can be loving pets. As part of his campaign, he has published the video of Alyssa, filmed about two years ago, in which she lies on the floor playing with ten-year-old Burmese python Nay-Nay. Mr. Guarino said:
I was trying to show that snakes are not evil creatures, they can be a loving pet despite their bad reputation. My daughter was absolutely in no danger. When people see the way Nay-Nay is with Alyssa they mostly react with fear or negativity and I don’t understand why.
A father-of-three, Mr. Guarino regularly lets his children play with snakes and his oldest daughter Krista, now ten, helps him care for his reptiles. Scroll down for the video.)
1. Alyssa Guarino, then 14 months, plays with a 13ft snake in the family home in Detroit, Michigan.
2. Ten-year-old Burmese python Nay-Nay slithers over young Alyssa in the video.
3. Alyssa’s father Jamie Guarino says the giant snake posed no danger to his little girl.
4. Alyssa, now three, seen playing with python Nay-Nay along with elder sister Krista.
Mr. Guarino said:
As you can see the snake is roaming around and it has no interest in biting her, or choking her or swallowing her. This is an embedded fear and I think people are just brainwashed.
I think the benefits of raising children around exotics is simple, they can open up their mind to something different rather than your average pet. My plan is to open up a reptile zoo with my daughters. we want to share our passion and educate people that reptiles belong.
Jamie Guarino has a large collection of 30 reptiles, including 13 ft Nay-Nay, anacondas and alligators. He says:
To those of you who might see this as irresponsible or dangerous, please don’t judge me based on fear or something you don’t understand. Snakes can be and are loving animals. If you research the facts there an 95 per cent more dog attacks than snakes. My daughter was absolutely in no danger.
Scroll down for the shocking video.
5. Jamie Guarino, 34, wants to educate people about snakes, which he says can be loving pets despite their bad reputation.
6. Krista, ten, regularly helps their father care for his large collection of reptiles.
7. Alyssa Guarino now aged three with pet Burmese python Nay-Nay in Michigan.
And here is the video itself:
Source: The Daily Mail.
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