SEBRING — Only in Florida would a mother help a snake bite her toddler to teach her a lesson about wildlife.
And only a Floriduh woman would film herself doing it, laugh after her kid got struck by a snake — and post the video to Facebook.
Chartelle Geanette St. Laurent, 34, of Sebring, is facing a charge of child cruelty after law enforcement caught wind of her antics.
The video St. Laurent posted shows her holding a box with a snake out to her 1-year-old daughter, who is sitting in an exer-saucer, to touch.
When the child goes to touch the snake, the non-poisonous red rad snake struck and bit the little girl on the thumb. The child, as you can imagine, screams and the mother inexplicably laughs.
St. Laurent said she grew up around snakes and she wanted to expose her kid to a snake.
Good thing she didn’t grow up around sharks!
The child was not injured by the bite.