Nine-Year-Old Snake Handler Lives with Pythons

Krista Guarino is a nine-year old snake handler from Detroit, Michigan. The little school girl started playing with the snakes when she was just 2-years-old. Now the courageous Krista is an expert snake handler and lives with 30 reptiles, including anacondas and one 12 feet long python. Her father Jamie Guarino is also a snake specialist.

Krista, the eldest of three children, was first introduced to the animals by dad Jamie, 33, who is a snake specialist. And she held her first when she was just two years old. Despite her young age, she has already set her sights on opening her own reptile zoo when she's older. And she's determined to change perceptions about the misunderstood snake.