A Nairalander with the monika MrCliff has announced that in a certain village, Umuokani in Ohaji Egbema, Imo, Igbo Land, Nigeria, mothers leave visiting pythons to babysit their babies while they go to market or the farm.
Is this true?
See what MrCliff wrote after the cut…
A certain Community called Umuokani in Ohaji Egbema LGA of Imo State, there pythons are respected and worshipped, they don’t kill it.
What amazed me most is that when a woman gives birth, the python will visit the home, and they will allow it coil it’s self on the baby, a nursing mother would treat it like a guest, pour powder on the snake whole body , after a while, it would uncoil and go away.
They even said, that the snake act as a baby sitter since some nursing mother can go to the market or farm, leaving the baby alone with the snake at home and the snake would go away peacefully not harming the baby, once woman returns.
I fear ohh