In an incident one may not even wish upon their enemy, a 14-feet-cobra stood up to a man trying to rescue it. The viral video generated some fascinating reactions on Twitter. IFS officer Parveen Kaswan took to Twitter to share the spine chilling video. Kaswan has in the past too shared videos of fascinating animal face-offs that went viral.
Due to the consistent human intervention in animal eco-system, sightings of dangerous animals are getting more common by the day. From a group of monkeys getting in a brawl, to an elephant running over a man due to ruckus, incidents such as these are less rare than one would imagine. Recently, a new video caught the fancy of netizens, in which a King Cobra displays why it’s the most feared of reptiles.
The King Cobra is one of the most unique members of the snake family. Known for its majestic hood, the King Cobra is one of the most venomous snakes on Earth. They are also unique for one special reason – for “standing up” to its attacker.
Yes, you heard it right. The King Cobra, can stand up and if long enough, can look a person right in their eye. The venomous species of snake can do this by being able to lift over a third of its body off the ground and still being able to march forward in attack.
The Facts of the Matter
Recently, a person was made acquainted to this fact, in the worst ways imaginable. The man literally came close to looking at his death as the snake stood up to avoid the threat. What’s more, is that the whole ordeal was video recorded.
Parveen Kaswan, Indian Forest Officer shared the video on his Twitter feed and gave an appropriate caption to his tweet. “How not to rescue a snake. Especially if it’s a king cobra,” Mr. Kaswan wrote.
— Parveen Kaswan (@ParveenKaswan) September 7, 2021
Since then, the video has gone viral and has been watched over 267.8k times on the popular microblogging platform. The video also generated a slew of reactions on Twitter. The reactions ranged from netizens being fascinated to horrified. Some netizens also expressed concerns regarding the ‘snake expert’ shown in the video.
Check out Netizen’s Reactions to King Cobra Rescue
— Jude David (@judedavid21) September 6, 2021
That is one very very lucky Guy & he has a strong heart ♥️
Thank God, The King just decided to be decent!
I would have 👇🏼👇🏼🏃🏽♂️🏃🏃🏽♂️🏃 pic.twitter.com/TUU08Wse7e
— Rahul D / राहुल / راہول (@rdalwale) September 7, 2021
I have borderline herpetophobia but can't help it to say that king cobra is one astonishing creature.
— Sumit Joshi (@skjoshi13) September 8, 2021
Had to look at the video 5 times to change my mind if this was scary or majestic. This King Cobra is majestic and beautiful to the core.
— Divyanshu Priyam (@DivyanshuPriyam) September 7, 2021
Just by looking at this.. I got chills in the back of my neck😥😥😥
— AlwaysHOPE (@manoj77713) September 7, 2021
Oh my god. I hope he survived. Those creatures are super fast and super powerful. I remember them in an enclosure at Mysore Zoo. As I walked around outside the mesh enclosure, one of these huge guys followed me on the inside and slithered along keeping an eye on me. Blood froze.
— Calmpanthi (@jomama_india) September 7, 2021
I like how the red rod went flying out of his hands.
"See? Look? Completely unarmed, see?"
— avkoshy (@avkoshy) September 7, 2021
Complete Footage Released, More Details Emerge
Soon, more details emerged when popular news platform ETV Bharat covered the news story. According to ETV Bharat, the person in question was Ashok, a ‘snake expert. As per the report, the King Cobra was trapped inside a bathroom and was thus rescued by Mr. Ashok.
The lethal albeit fabulous creature was stuck inside the bathroom of Mr. Gopalkrishna Bhat.
What Did the Rescue Video Show
In the about 2-minute video released by ETV Bharat, Mr. Ashok can be first seen facing the retaliation from the snake. The snake unleashed its last resort of ‘standing up’, and could be seen almost covering half of the snake expert’s body.
The video then cuts to the premises of the home of Mr. Gopalkrishna. Ashok, the snake expert, can be seen trying to put the snake in the confines of a white bag.
The snake continues to be vehement, and gives Ashok a tough fight.
However, in the end, Ashok succeeded in his attempt, and it was reported that the snake was rescued. It was later released into forest.
Watch the complete rescue video here