An 8-year-old girl, in Israel, has a strange swimming partner. It is her 11-foot-long pet python. Yes, it's unbelievable!

The little girl loves to swim in the backyard pool with the snake, who is named Belle. This name for python was inspired by Walt Disney’s famous series Beauty And The Beast character. In the film, the character Belle wears a beautiful yellow gown which matches the colour of the snake.

As per a report on Reuters, Inbar lives with her parents in a farming community in southern Israel. After her birth, animals have been around her. Belle is just one of their pets.



Inbar’s mother Sarit Regev mentioned that her daughter was raised alongside all these animals and that she has been swimming with Belle ever since the two of them were just a few years old. So it is not a surprise that the two are still swimming together now.

The duo has been spending a lot of time together now because the schools are shut due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

According to Reuters, Inbar said, “It helps me pass the time because I really like to hang out with snakes, and sometimes I help snakes shed (their skin), and I help them to be happy during coronavirus.”