Boy's Best Friend- Wild 15" Python
CAMBODIA – A seven year-old Cambodian boy has an extraordinary best friend – a female Burmese python named Chamreun – which means Lucky.
The snake slithered into Sambath Uon's village when he was just a few months old. The boy's father, weary of the animal, says he released it in the jungle near Sit Tbow, the small village they live in just outside Phnom Penh.
But Lucky kept coming back, he says - three times in fact, and always to Sambath.
Today, Lucky and Sambath are best friends. The python is nearly 15 feet in length, but that doesn't seem to bother the boy.
And although pythons are generally afraid of people, Lucky and his human counterpart seem very comfortable with one another. In fact, Sambath says he thinks of the snake like a sister.
The father says he doesn't mind her being around either – and that she's one of the family. He also says she's a sign of luck, one that's been welcomed by the entire village.
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