Chinese Dad Has His Burmese Python Babysit His Son
Sun – A dad has found the perfect nanny for his son – a giant PYTHON. Chan Liu leaves 13-year-old Azhe home alone with the 220lb snake in Dongguan, southern China. And instead of keeping her in a cage, Azhe amazes locals by kissing and cuddling the 15ft predator. He said: “She’s very careful with me and never squeezes too hard.” Azhe was born six years after his dad brought home a python egg and hatched it out. Chan revealed: “I’d always thought them the most beautiful creatures and I was interested to see what would happen when my son came along. “After a while we were certain the snake wouldn’t hurt him and we began to leave them together alone. They really are inseperable.” Eventually the family began to look on the Burmese python as a kind of nanny, who’d look out for their son when he was alone. Chan added: “I don’t think many kidnappers would tangle with her.”
For all the horrible “snakes biting/constricting/eating people” stories you hear, it’s good to see one that shows not ALL 15 foot-long, 220-lb. pythons are complete assholes. This motherfucker is adorable!
It just goes to prove that you shouldn’t let what’s heard or seen in the media influence your opinions on anything. So what if all you’ve ever heard is that pythons in a domestic situation turn out deadly? That’s what sells papers. Nobody reports on the nice ones. If it feels like the right thing to do, go with your gut. Let your 13 year-old snuggle up with a python 3 times his size if the snake seems kinda chill. It’s parental intuition. If Chan Liu says he’s certain a jungle creature won’t devour his son then I believe him. It’s safer than leaving Azhe home alone all day while he’s at the factory making Nikes.