A couple of boys on beautiful day, with the swagger of childhood, and a knife, fishing in the local ‘creek’. Oh… and did we mention the python?
It has so much in common with so many of our own childhoods. Except their story includes a snake bigger than either of them.
But they’re not scared of him.
They were playing with him.
And then they had the bright idea to catch him.
Yes, this is the same kind of big snake that sometimes devours adults. But it’s a beautiful day, and they’re having fun. Nobody told them they’re ‘supposed’ to be afraid.
Things start to get lively at the 3:34 mark when they spot the snake.
That’s when the boys started hunting it.
Like any other boys, each boy is trying to freak the other one out while they go looking for where it is lurking in the muddy canal.
They spot it again and pounce on its tail… dragging the sorry creature up and down the canal.
It takes a certain amount of moxie to tease a python.
They dragged it to shore. It tried to escape back into the water —
They held its tail as it tried to swim away.
Until they go to lift it, and it wraps itself around a leg.
You can tell by all the giggling that they’re not really all that worried.
Can you imagine a story like that playing out in Today’s America?
Cue the outrage!
Where are Child Protective Services!
(Of course, such people aren’t stopping long enough to ask who’s holding the camera, and why he’s got a deeper voice than the boys.)
It looks like these little bros are being raised to be fearless.
We could use a lot more of that sort of parenting here.
Which is why this book was written.
The Effeminization Of The American Male
by Doug Giles
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