Florida mother allows snake to bite baby, defends decision

Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published broadcast rewritten or redistributed

Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published broadcast rewritten or redistributed

The woman, who wasn't identified because she's not been charged, said "people are too sensitive".

The Florida woman took a video, showing a snake biting her daughter. St. Laurent said she had allowed the snake to bite her first to make sure the snake would not injure the child.

She said it's important to teach her kids how to handle wildlife and what to avoid.

Apparently, the woman is also under investigation by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office as she supposedly uploaded a video of the bad parenting incident to Facebook.

"There's always ways to teach your children lessons and this just did not seem like a good way to teach your child", Scott Dressel with the Highlands County Sheriff's Office told WFTS. "People who know me know that I would never hurt my children", she insisted.

"She's not scared of snakes but she doesn't want to touch them, either".

The video shows St. Laurent, at her home in Sebring, presenting a Tupperware container to an unidentified one-year-old girl.

A Florida mother is defending her decision to let a red rat snake bite her baby, according to media reports in the area.

The snake in question was a tiny red ratsnake, a non-venomous snake that can grow up to six feet long, according to ABC News.

Continuing, St. Laurent said that the snake's teeth were "too small to actually puncture the skin".

Latest News