Florida woman lets snake bite baby as learning opportunity

Woman says she thought it was good opportunity to 'introduce' girl to snake

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SEBRING, Fla. - A Florida woman is under investigation after apparently posting a video on Facebook showing a red rat snake biting her 1-year-old daughter.

The woman told Tampa's ABC Action News that she has no regrets for introducing the girl to the snake, which she found in the driveway of her home near Sebring. The station reports the Highlands County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

The woman, who wasn't identified because she's not been charged, said "people are too sensitive." She has deleted the Facebook video.

She said the snake bit her and her son several times and "didn't leave a mark." She thought it was a good opportunity to "introduce" the girl to the snake without her getting hurt.

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

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