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Viral video of king cobra ‘standing up’ during rescue is freaking people out online

by Apna Punjab    10-Sep-2021

An encounter with any animal can be dangerous, even for experts. Now, a viral video capturing the close call a snake rescuer had with a king cobra has left people freaking out online.

In the clip breaking the internet, the snake rescuer is standing outside a door. The cobra’s tail is visible. He catches it with his hands. However, before he can pull the snake out using a rescue tong, the cobra appears at the door, his head raised. And there he is, the magnificent reptile standing almost four-feet in height!

Sharing the video, IFS officer Parveen Kaswan tried raising awareness. “How not to rescue a snake. Especially if it’s a king cobra,” he said.The short clip is from an incident has happened last week, when the 14-foot long king cobra was spotted inside the bathroom of a Karnataka home in Belthangady. Local snake expert and rescuer Ashok was called to remove the snake from the premises.

According to local reports, the reptile was captured and later released into a nearby forest.

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