No, but ponies can suddenly decide they’ve had enough, drop and roll over on the rider. We have to remember that what we do here in America is just that – what we do in America. These people probably think we’re crazy because we don’t expose our kids to the nature around us. I’m not afraid of snakes (don’t think I’d like to get cozy with one that large, though!) and if the snake has been fed, it will not be hungry for several weeks. That mother is as careful of her child as we are of our own, but it’s a different culture.
Loki thinks he’s being hilarious, but it’s all just a very bad act. He does it for the attention.
I mean, for fuck’s sake, if he was actually racist, he would KNOW that ‘gooks’ are Koreans, not Chinese (which he said last time), and definitely not Indians.
He’s just some dumbass, lame, spoiled-but-starved-for-love frat boy, likely from the west coast who only knows how to get attention by acting out in negative ways because his parents didn’t love him enough OR his dad diddled him as a kid. You ain’t gettin’ approval on the internet, son. Go find a real friend.
You guys do realize that a snake that size can swallow that child whole right? Those snakes can eat a deer that dwarfs that kid. I’ve personally seen it. Not to mention that constrictors bite. Hard. Their mouths are filled with bacteria that can cause horrible staph infections. To sum up, small girl riding giant snake = bad idea.
Unlike many mammals, reptiles don’t kill for fun. Snakes only kill and constrict when hungry. They can bite and possibly give someone an infection if not treated, but so can dogs and cats. I believe a cat bite that breaks the skin has a 50% chance of developing into a medically significant infection.
To be honest, having a kid ride a well-fed snake is probably safer than a pony. A kick from one could possibly kill a child in an instant. If a snake did try to eat a kid, there could be time to kill it before it constricts the kid to death.
It’s a bit odd how people would freak out about this here, but have no problem letting their children ride horses, which kill more people than constrictors. People don’t realize how dangerous they can be.