Dogs, cats, and birds are common animals kept as pets by ordinary people. However, the pets kept by a 14-year-old girl in Indonesia are 6 giant pythons, photos and videos that went viral on social media recently Aroused widespread concern.
Most people would run for their life at the sight of a full-grown python, especially one that looks like it could sᴡᴀʟʟᴏᴡ an adult human with ease, but Chalwa Ismah Kamal isn’t most people.
The 14-year-old teenager, who reportedly hails from Purworejo, Central Java, shares her home with six massive pythons and appears to have no concern for her safety when she’s around them.
Photos and videos of the Indonesian girl playing, bathing and cuddling with the giant reptiles have been going viral on TikTok and Instagram, and leaving viewers with their mouths wide open.
She is not the only person who is at ease around the snakes as her younger brother was seen in some of the viral clips as well.
There is no story yet explaining who Chalwa is and how she came to live with the six pythons, but she allegedly told Indonesian website Lampung77 that she has been taking care of her pet snakes since she was only 4 and feels no ꜰᴇᴀʀ whatsoever when she is around them.
Although people regularly express their concerns for Chalwa’s safety in the thousands of comments she gets on her videos, the girl does her best to explain that her pets are very gentle, that they are tame and that snakes in general are ᴠɪᴄᴛɪᴍs of negative stereotypes.
I’m not sure this is a kind of pet many people will consider getting for their kids as gifts for may be doing well at school or birth days; or even for whatever reason. But Chalwa seems to love her pets and her younger brother has no problem with such pets around. How the pets show love in return is yet to be revealed…for now.