Family Photo: James Denton and Kids Pet a Python

08/02/2010 at 03:00 PM ET

Yikes! Desperate Housewives star James Denton, wife Erin and their kids — son Sheppard, 7, and daughter Malin, 5 — get up close and personal with a python during a visit to the San Diego Zoo on Saturday.

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Ethan, Aly, James, Sully and Stellan's Mama on

Brave kids! My eldest two are 6 y/o and 4 y/o and wouldn’t ever pet a snake. Gotta love my little wimps!😀

Behind a screen at the zoo is the closest it gets!

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Ugh! Hate snakes! I’d be like, “No, thanks.”