Grinning 3-year-old boy rides giant 20ft python (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

An unusual video shows an excited 3-year-old boy straddling and riding a huge 20ft long python.

The snake is kept as a pet at the family's home in Thanh Hoa province, northern Vietnam.

The family allowed the serpent to come out into the yard to play in the water following the recent floods in the area

Truong could not contain his excitement. He immediately leapt on to the deadly creature and straddled its back to ride the 176lb (80kg) beast like a horse.

The boy's aunt, An Nguyen, said: 'He is three years old and the python is 80kg.

'The family have had the python for four years as a pet and it is very gentle.

'It was a rainy day and the water flooded to the edge of the yard. So they put the python in there to play and relax.'

Floods and landslides have killed 54 people in the country since a tropical depression battered them earlier this week.

Photo credit: Viral Press

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