A video of a king cobra being rescued from a house in Nainital, Uttarakhand, has left the tweeple terrified.
Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer Akash Kumar Verma has shared this video on his Twitter handle.
Since being posted online, the clip has garnered over 4,500 views and tons of reactions.
A #King Cobra rescued by Forest Department's Rapid Response Team from a house at Nainital! 🎥DFO Nainital. @moefcc @ndtv @CentralIfs @AnimalsWorId @Uttkhand_Forest @nature @Discovery @MadrasCrocBank @REPTILESMag @mygovindia @MygovU @uttarakhandpost @ndtvindia @ZeeNews @dodo @IUCN pic.twitter.com/kXWameDNzf— Akash Kumar Verma, IFS. (@verma_akash) August 11, 2020
In the video, a snake rescuer can be seen grabbing the venomous reptile which was hiding under a table.
After he grabbed the snake, he took it to the rooftop area. Later, as that man tries to put the snake inside a sack, it starts wrapping itself around his neck, giving everyone goosebumps.
The man is said to be a member of the forest
department’s Rapid Response Team.
Tweeples were praising the rescuer for his courage and calmly handling the reptile. Viewers congratulated the team for the successful rescue.
One user commented, "A big salute to the brave, courageous and dedicated team."
A big salute to the brave, courageous and dedicated team. 🙏😊— Susanna George (@Susanna65117741) August 12, 2020
Another wrote, "Interesting. like everyone equally surprised to see one in Nainital."
Interesting. like everyone equally surprised to see one in Nainital.— HiddenRoots (@HiddenRoots6) August 11, 2020
The officer also posted another video in which the snake was seen to be released from the sack into its natural habitat.
Release of the #King #Cobra in it's natural habitat. @moefcc @UttarakhandIFS @uttarakhandpost @CentralIfs @dodo @UNBiodiversity @MadrasCrocBank @REPTILESMag pic.twitter.com/kfmECfLLFT— Akash Kumar Verma, IFS. (@verma_akash) August 11, 2020
Recently, a 10-feet-long king cobra was also found in the Nandikeshwar temple at Berhampur in Ganjam district of Odisha.