| Updated at: 1208 PST, Thursday, October 28, 2010|
RAMMALAH: A two-year-old daughter, the son of a snake collector, was photographed riding a giant Burmese python in Rammalah, Palestine.
Her father, Jamal Amwasi, a Palestinian civil servants aged 35 years. Amwasi have a dozen more snakes, including several large pythons, all of whom live in the barn measuring several meters in his home in the occupied West Bank.
"The snakes have become part of the family. Every morning and evening I check and give them something to eat," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
When masik children, Amwasi birds and deer hunting in the hills around Rammalah. Hobby that eventually led him to a snake. In addition to collecting local snakes, he also has to import Burmese python from a dealer in Israel. He knows, in the Hebrew names, all different species of snakes.
About 40 species of snakes live in Israel and the West Bank and about 10 of them venomous, including the Sahara horned viper snake, viper snake Palestine. Amwasi previously had about 20 venomous snakes, but then get rid of the snakes out of fear the animals will bite one of her children or the neighbors. He said he was let go back to the snakes are in remote areas far from the city.
He has taught himself how to treat a variety of bite, and once help doctors manage antivenom (anti-poison) for a child 10 years who was bitten by a snake in a village near Ramallah. "I got a call from a friend who visited the patient at the hospital, and he says there is one critical case, a young doctor said to have been bitten by a snake."
He then ran to the hospital and asked the boy, he's where he came from. "I know where it snakes in this area, so I know what kind of venomous snake in the village, and his antivenom," he said. Within three days, the boy was fully recovered.
Now he regularly gets calls from people who asked him to get rid of a troublesome snake. If a venomous snake he killed him, if not, he would had it.
In her home, her children enjoy the python as a pet. Ibrahim, 13 years, is responsible for feeding the three-meter long snake was when his father left. "I do not fear them," he said proudly.
Two-year-old Natalie used to be scared, but now she kissed the snakes and ride on their backs when the snakes that glide down the street in front of his house. "I'm thinking of making a saddle," said Amwasi.
He raised chicken, ducks and rabbits as food supplies for pets it. He last week he fed a lamb to one of the snake. Lamb, he said, almost amounting to Natalie.