Here’s what a python, alligator and hungry porcupine were doing at Sutter children’s center

Who needs a dog when you can pet a 12-foot Burmese python?

About 50 young patients at the Sutter Medical Center children’s center in Sacramento got an up-close look at the snake, an adult alligator, a porcupine, a penguin and other critters Thursday morning, when “animal ambassadors” from SeaWorld San Diego came for a visit.  (The Sacramento Bee)