Florida Woman Accused of Letting Snake Bite 1-Year-Old Daughter

Wade Massey
June 7, 2017

On Tuesday, the Highlands County Sheriff's Office said there is probable cause the mother violated the state child abuse statute.

"People are too sensitive", the mother said.

The Florida woman took a video, showing a snake biting her daughter.

"It had bitten me and my son and didn't leave a mark, several times", she told WFTS on Monday. St. Laurent considered the experience to be an educational opportunity for the toddler, and told the detectives she had let the red rat snake bite her, first, to make sure the girl would not be physically injured in the encounter.

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The mother says that she found the snake on her driveway outside her property and made a decision to bring it inside to introduce it to her child. She reportedly found the snake in the driveway of her family's home.

Red Ratsnakes are sometimes called Red Cornsnakes, are non-venomous and can eventually grow to about six-feet long, ABC News reported. Ummm, your daughter is barely a fully formed person... you think she can retain how to properly handle a snake?? She now believes her methods are teaching her children a valuable lesson. "The people who know me know that I would never hurt my children". "His teeth are too small to actually puncture the skin".

She also said she has no regrets for the incident, according to CBS Miami.

After coming under fire for the video, St. Laurent defended her actions in an interview with WFTS.

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