A Florida mother’s unorthodox method of teaching her young child about wildlife now has the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office investigating.
The woman posted a video on Facebook showing her allowing a red rat snake to bite her one year old daughter. The mother says she does not regret the wildlife lesson, saying it was to teach her toddler about how to handle animals and which ones are not harmful.
The mother says she found the harmless viper outside her home and decided to use it for a prop in a bizarre lesson for her 12 month old after the snake bit her and didn’t break the skin.
Deputies are still looking at whether any laws were broken—like child abuse. The video has since been taken off her Facebook page.