After a period of devastating drought hit southern parts of India earlier this year, this thirsty King Cobra snuck its way into a local village in a desperate attempt to find water. The village locals must have noticed the snake was in distress and, knowing full well that this type of Cobra is not only venomous but also highly aggressive when threatened, they decided to lend a helping hand to their fellow creature.
First, one man took a careful grip of the Cobra’s tail to prevent it from attacking the man with water bottle. Then, the rescuer stepped in front of the snake and splashed some water on the its head to cool the reptile down. What makes this video even more extraordinary is that, when the man reached out with the water bottle to allow the Cobra to take a sip, it didn’t put up a fight and instead drank thirstily from the bottle!
Whilst helping the snake, the man was (very wisely!) holding a snake catcher to protect himself just in case the Cobra decided to launch a sudden attack. Fortunately, the rescue attempt went smoothly and this story has a very happy ending- the snake was later taken to an animal care facility where it is now being looked after by experts.
Watch the video here!
What a crazy turn of events and what brave and heroic locals! Would you have done the same?