This is a viral video that may keep you stunned throughout the few minutes you spend watching it.
A huge python was spotted at a footpath in Mumbai in a sight that has left locals and social media viewers stunned, reports NDTV.
The snake, estimated to be between 8 to 10 feet in length, was filmed near the Maharashtra Nature Park in Mumbai.
Also known as the Mahim Nature Park for the creek from which it was reclaimed, this park is situated close to Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum. Considered to be an oasis of greenery in a city of concrete, the Maharashtra Nature Park is home to a number of snakes, both venomous and non venomous.
One of the snakes may have taken a stroll into town to have a feel of the streets of Mumbai.
This quick stroll was captured on camera and the video is being widely circulated on social media and over messaging platforms. It shows the python on a footpath, next to a row of auto-rickshaws parked by the road. The python, which came out of the nature park, was spotted slithering back inside through a gap in a wire fence even as a few locals watched it with curiosity. Like all constrictors, pythons are non-venomous snakes.
Watch video below:
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Maharashtra Nature Park habours more than 14,000 species of vegetation, 120 varieties of birds and a large population of reptiles, reports the Nat Geo Traveller. Among the snakes usually found there are the common cobra, vine snake, rat snake, and chequered keelback.
One Bloomberg report has it that the 37-acre green pocket tucked away in the middle of bustling Mumbai hosts over 120 species of birds and 75 species of butterflies.
This is definitely a place you visit with utmost caution even while having fun with the scenery.