Animal lovers and people who don't like to get bit in the fucking mouth by snakes were horrified yesterday when a new trailer for the FX horror anthology show American Horror Story hit the web. The teaser is the latest in a series released by FX to promote the show's witch-centric third season, titled Coven, which begins on Wednesday, October 9th. The video shows a woman handling a snake in what we believe is an extremely inappropriate manner, but because we're journalists, we checked with an expert to make sure we get the facts straight.
"She does what with the snake?" asked an exacerbated Dr. Thaddeus T. Puffinbottoms, Head of the Reptology Department at the prestigious University of Phoenix. "Oh, no, no, you should definitely never let a snake crawl entirely into your mouth."
We thought so.
"That would be very hazardous and unsanitary for the snake," he continued.
"The human mouth can contain hundreds of different types of bacteria," Puffinbottoms explained, assuring us this fact was not hastily looked up on Wikipedia. "In addition, the snake may become lodged in the thorax, which I am relatively certain is an actual part of the throat, and could experience pain or death by asphyxiation."
Well, there you have it. So check out the teaser, but remember that this type of behavior is completely unsafe, so please don't try it, and, if you do, don't post the YouTube video of it on our Facebook page. It would be very irresponsible of us to encourage our users to do something like that, so we're not doing it.