A woman in Florida is under fire after she let a rat snake bite her baby several times trying to "teach her a lesson."
The Facebook video of the incident has been removed and the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.
In the video the mother holds up a container with a rat snake inside and lets her daughter reach toward the snake. You can hear the daughter flinch and cry each time the snake strikes her.
The mother said her daughter was not hurt because the snake has teeth “too small to actually puncture the skin,” WFTS reports. Her intention was to teach her child a “valuable lesson” on how to handle reptiles, she said to WFTS.