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Can reticulated python harm my baby?

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Posted by: kaedeco at Sun Mar 17 20:15:29 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by kaedeco ]  
   

Hi everyone,

I am having some trouble with an issue and hoping to get some feedback from people who are more familiar with reticulated pythons.

My husband has multiple retics living in our basement, the largest of which is an 8 foot long albino, who is still growing. The other snakes are housed in a rack, but the big one is in a large tub with a lid, that my husband has secured with clips and ropes keep the lid secured. I consider him to be a very cautious snake owner, and do not think he would put our child in harm's way.

We have had the snakes for a couple of months, and none of them have ever gotten free or loose in the house.

We have a newborn baby, and I just can't stop worrying. My husband is telling me that there is no risk of anything happening. The snake(s) would have to escape from the bin (the floor is cold cement), climb up the basement stairs, climb up the second set of stairs, and find the baby. Could this happen?

I may not feel comfortable until at least the large one is out of the house entirely, but I thought I would try and get some opinions of people who know this kind of snake.

Thanks everyone.


   

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