A bizarre video has surfaced on social media showing a man fearlessly giving a bath to a huge king cobra. The undated clip shows the man casually bathing his pet snake in his bathroom, without displaying any fear or discomfort. The hair-raising video was posted by Indian Forest Service officer, Susanta Nanda on X.
”Bathing a king cobra. Snakes have skin to protect & keep them clean, which they shed periodically. So what’s the need for playing with fire?” he wrote while sharing the video.
The 19-second video shows the man pouring water over the cobra with a mug from a bucket. At one point, the man even holds the deadly snake’s head, as he casually cleans its body.
Watch the video here:
Bathing a king cobra????
Snakes have skin to protect & keep them clean, which they shed periodically.
So what’s the need for playing with fire? pic.twitter.com/rcd6SNB4Od
— Susanta Nanda (@susantananda3) October 17, 2023
According to a report by Reptile Craze, snakes usually do not require to be soaked or given a wash.
King cobra, the most venomous snake in the world, is the longest of all snakes. An adult king cobra can be 10 to 12 feet in length and weigh up to 20 pounds. According to National Geographic, they can literally “stand up” and look a full-grown person in the eye. The amount of neurotoxin they can deliver in a single bite is enough to kill 20 people.