The video of the child playing with a python was filmed in East Java.
The young boy is seen sitting nonchalantly in the large reptile’s curled-up body.
The supervising adults filming the incident, who are thought to be the toddler’s parents, can be heard laughing in the background and do not intervene as the boy runs after the snake.
He is then seen playing with the snake’s head, and even tries to lift it by the neck.
The reptile in the video is thought to be a reticulated python, one of the world’s longest and heaviest snakes.
The reticulated python is non-venomous, but has been known to kill humans, with the serpent being able to open its jaws wide enough to swallow a person.