On our second to last day, a conservation worker brought an albino burmese python around - with a photographer in tow. B's dream come true! She also brought her snake to the beach (albeit a toy snake). Here is a picture of B comparing her snake to the real one.
We found out later - when we picked up the picture - that the conservation people brought all kids of animals to the hotel. We just missed them because we never hung out by the pool. Turns out we missed a sea lion, a skink, a macaw and something I can't remember. I was bummed! But still, B got to see and touch a live snake. Cool for her. Made her day.