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The Two-Year-Old Snake Charmer

02/09/2012 14:27 | Updated 22 May 2015
The two-year-old snake charmer: Charlie Parker sees eye to eye with Pablo the boa constrictorCraig Borrow/Newspix/Rex Features

He's only two years old but Charlie Parker isn't rattled by getting tied up by a boa constrictor - even though his little legs might wobble under the weight of mighty 10kg Pablo.

Charlie comes from a three generations of animal carers who own and run the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria, Australia and he's grown up at the sanctuary. Pablo - who measures 2.5m long - is one of his favourite animals at the park.

The two-year-old snake charmer: Charlie Parker sees eye to eye with Pablo the boa constrictorCraig Borrow/Newspix/Rex Features

Proud dad and park owner Greg Parker says: "We're still shocked by his natural ability with the animals.

"It's quite remarkable to watch - he has absolutely no fear of them and he doesn't just handle them, he also has the knowledge.

"We've never purposely exposed him to the animals - he's just got this obsession with snakes and lizards. It must be genetic."

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