While coming face-to-face with a giant python might be enough to make even the most hardened snake lover a little squeamish, these little girls do not seem to be fazed in the slightest.
In fact, they seem to find the whole thing positively hilarious.
Astonishing footage shows the two girls giggling as they ride the giant snake, which is believed to be a reticulated python, one of longest and heaviest in the world.
The clip, which was filmed in Indonesia, has astounded social media users, racking up nearly three million views since it was published on Facebook.
Although nonvenomous, cases of people killed by reticulated pythons have been documented, with the serpent being able to open its jaws wide enough to swallow a human.
The one-minute clip which is filmed on a mobile phone begins by showing a little girl with pigtails confidently sitting on the python.
Behind her, another girl in a yellow-sleeved dress can be seen crouching on the snake and she pulls a smiling face for the camera.
In the footage, which will shock health and safety conscious parents, the grinning children bear all their weight on the serpent and ride along with the deadly beast.
The child in the yellow-sleeved dress laughs and then stands up to move closer and sit next to her friend with the pigtails on the snake.
However, she appears to grow tiresome of the playtime activity and walks away.
Nonetheless the little girl with pigtails giggles and continues to ride the enormous serpent.
The video moves to show the python’s head and then cuts to an end.