Viral video: Huge king cobra rescued from house in Nainital
The video was shared by Indian Forest Services officer Akash Kumar Verma on Twitter who has credited the video to the District Forest Officer of Nainital
A viral video of a king cobra being rescued from a house in Uttarakhand by forest officials is making rounds on social media. A Rapid Response Team from the forest department found the snake under a table in the house and rescued it.
The video was shared by Indian Forest Services officer Akash Kumar Verma on Twitter who has credited the video to the District Forest Officer of Nainital. The two-minute-22 second clip shows a snake catcher catching hold of the snake from under the table. After securing the hold of the reptile, the snake catcher takes the king cobra to the rooftop of the house as people take pictures and videos of the reptile.
The catcher puts the king cobra inside a sack with the help of another person and ties the sack with a rope. At one point, the snake tries to coil itself around the snake catcher’s neck prompting reactions from the audience gathered on the rooftop.
A #King Cobra rescued by Forest Department's Rapid Response Team from a house at Nainital! ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ¥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
The video shared on Tuesday garnered more than 5,300 views and tonnes of amusing comments from netizens.
Here's how the netizens reacted to the video:
What a astoundingly calmly catching of a ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ cobra.... Hats off to u— Nishit Patel (@nishidim1515) August 13, 2020
His Highness gave me shivers...ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ¥ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ¥— Sujay Shankar (@Sujay_Shankar) August 13, 2020
A big salute to the brave, courageous and dedicated team. ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Susanna George (@Susanna65117741) August 12, 2020
What a surprise, always thought them to be south of MP, never heard of them being up North in such cold climes....even though Bazpur, Kaladhungi is ideal environment for them, surrounding Corbett— Arjun Bir Sahi (@bir_sahi) August 11, 2020
Verma also posted an update about of the king cobra revealing that the snake was released in its natural habitat. He shared a video of the snake slithering out of the sack and going to the wild.
The king cobra is the largest venomous snake in the world that is widely found in South-east Asia, including India.
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