The little girl loves to cool off in her family’s backyard pool with the reptile, who is named Belle. The name of the python is inspired by Walt Disney’s famous series Beauty And The Beast. The character Belle wears a beautiful yellow gown in the film which matches with the colour of the snake.
Inbar lives in an animal sanctuary in an agricultural community in southern Israel with her parents. Since her birth, animals have been around her. Belle is just one of their pets.
Inbar says that the python has been giving her company as schools are cʟᴏsᴇd due to the c̴o̴r̴o̴n̴a̴v̴i̴r̴u̴s̴ ᴘᴀɴᴅᴇᴍɪᴄ.
“It helps me pass the time beᴄᴀᴜsᴇ I really like to hang out with snakes and sometimes I help snakes sʜᴇᴅ (their skin) and I help them to be happy during c̴o̴r̴o̴n̴a̴v̴i̴r̴u̴s̴,” Inbar told Reuters.
“Inbar was raised with all these animals and she was raised with the snakes. When Inbar was little she swam inside the bath with the snake and now she has grown up and the snake got bigger, so they swim together in the pool. It’s very natural for us,” Inbar’s mother Sarit Regev said.
“There are people that say – ‘you are crazy, how can you do it, you don’t love your kids.’ It’s a lovely life to live like this. When a kid grows up with animals he becomes a person that loves other people, he becomes a person that cares about others and not about himself,” she added.