12 Shocking Pictures of Children With Dangerous Pets

Taking a bath.

It's almost like riding a horse.

1920's. Doreen taking an alligator ride.

Tippi Hedren, her pet lion, her daughter Melanie Griffith, 1971

Baby with ferrets.

NOTE: While ferrets may look dangerous, they can make great pets for the right owner. They are affectionate and bond to their owners, and there are few pets as playful as ferrets (yet they are quiet for a large portion of the day). They seem to have garnered a negative image in some places, which is largely undeserved.

Although this girl seems to be doing just fine riding this ostrich, ostriches are known to be rather aggressive and their powerful kicks have been deadly. They're also fast runners, which doesn't help if you're being chased.

Note: thanks to our readers for letting us know that this scary Komodo Dragon is only a statue.