Betty White And A Red-Tailed Boa Celebrate Her 91st Birthday

Actress Betty White celebrated her 91st birthday with a photo shoot that included a red-tailed boat from the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

The slimy present was part of Betty White’s campaign for the Lifeline Program, a company that features life-settlement specialists and for which White is a spokeswoman.

White is a longtime supporter and even an ambassador for the Zoo which made her a perfect fit for the photo shoot.

In a statement released following the shoot White writes:

“Jacob the boa constrictor is good as gold and cuddles in my arms. and around my neck.”

White says if anyone wants to give her a birthday present they can simply donation to the Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit committed to animal health science. Betty White hopes to raise $10,000 for the nonprofit.

In a Huffington Post blog she writes:

“Animals are near and dear to my heart, and I’ve devoted my life to trying to improve their lives. Since a girl like me already has more than I could hope for, I’m asking fellow animal lovers for a special birthday gift this year.”

I have to hand it to Betty White, she’s braver than I am to have a deadly and powerful snake ready to potentially wrap around her body at 91-years-old.

Here’s a photo from the Lifeline Program photo shoot:

Betty White Lifeline Project