YouTuber Corey Wallace uploaded the video of the nonvenomous snake named Sumatra, then 8 years old, slithering in the water in April 2014. It has more than 2.1 million views online.
An amazing video shows a young girl who went swimming in a pool with a massive Burmese python.
Video of the swim, which was posted to YouTube in April 2014, has more than 2.1million views online.
The albino Burmese python, named Sumatra, slithered in the water, at times poking her head above the surface.
The girl put on goggles and pet the snake, and at times was underwater with it.
YouTuber Corey Wallace posted the footage online.
He wrote: ‘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.’
Wallace’s Facebook profile says he lives in Redding, California.
Burmese pythons are nonvenomous. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), ‘Human fatalities from non-venomous snakes are very rare, probably averaging one or two per year worldwide.
‘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.
‘There have been no human deaths from wild-living Burmese pythons in Florida. Overall, the risk of attack is very low.’