There are some souls in the world who live fearlessly and this man is the perfect example. A video, which has gone viral on social media, shows him carrying a giant python on his shoulders. Needless to say, the viral video left internet users stunned.
The video was posted to Instagram by user @ hepgul5. It also looks like it may have been shot in a zoo.
The person recording the video was at a safe distance due to the snake’s giant body. The zookeeper carries the python on his shoulder as if it were his daily routine. The python is seen lowering its head to avoid hitting the tall enclosures along the way.
So if you’ve ever been afraid of snakes like most people, this one will make you want to look away. The video went viral on Instagram, garnering over 2.7 lakh views and over 8,500 likes. Netizens said the man wearing the python if it was okay. But the image made them uncomfortable.
However, this image and the fact that the giant reptile was apparently easily handled by a professional does not mean that these dangerous animals should be taken lightly. A few months ago – July 2021 – a 28-year-old man named Mohammad Shaikh died after being bitten by a snake while playing with it by wrapping the reptile around his neck in the Thane district of Maharashtra.
While all of this was going on, Mohammad’s friends recorded his act on their cellphones, but didn’t stop him, and posted the clip on social media. The man later complained of discomfort and was rushed to a municipal hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
Mumbra police had recorded an accidental death case and sent the body for an autopsy to a public hospital in Thane.
It is always advisable to stay away from predators like snakes, unless you have professional training in handling them. Even if you have the expertise, you need to be extra careful because snakes can be unpredictable. So unless you know what you’re doing, stay away from reptiles and don’t use them to influence social media.
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