The 15ft snake is the pet to a Chinese family, The Sun reports.
Azhe Liu, from Dongguan, Guangdong province, was born six years after his dad Chan Liu brought home a python egg and hatched it.
Chan explained: "I'd always thought them the most beautiful creatures, and I was interested to see what would happen when my son came along."
Instead of being scared of the 220lb cold-blooded predator, Azhe would often cuddle up to her on hot summer days to find relief from the scorching hot weather in her cool scaly skin.
Chan continued: "After a while we were certain the snake wouldn't hurt him, and we began to leave them together alone. They really are inseparable."
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After some time, the family began to think of the python of a kind of nanny figure for their son, and began leaving the pair together while they were out.
Chan said of the choice of babysitter: "I don't think many kidnappers would tangle with her."
Azhe now wants to train as a zoologist so that he can work with snakes all the time.
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