A video of a python strangling a deer has triggered debate online after a man intervened and saved the animal.
Tweeted by a user @papakrab, the 24-second clip, which has gone viral with over one million views, shows the reptile attempting to crush the spotted deer before eating it.
However, seconds into the video, a person can be seen trying to use a tree branch to free the four-legged animal. Following the man’s interference, the python lets go of the deer. According to the tweet, the incident took place at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand.
Watch the video here:
เหตุเกิดเมื่อวานนี้ ณ สวนสัตว์เปิดเขาเขียว pic.twitter.com/btHDDlDkXh
— Visit Arsaithamkul (@papakrab) May 30, 2020
Since being shared online, the video has prompted many reactions online with netizens debating over the appropriateness of the man’s actions. “What do you think? The man was right or wrong?” asked a user while sharing the viral clip.
Seriously bad idea. https://t.co/0U4mAhQTWh
— Selwyn Abraham (@SelwynAbraham) June 2, 2020
Miraculously saved. https://t.co/xyVVA8eV0i
— Swayam Baral (@Swayam_Baral) June 2, 2020
Was it an act of kindness or interfering with the food chain? The python goes hungry…The deer lives happily for now… https://t.co/Ynp2vmte3U
— BhanuJoshi (@bhanu_joshi) June 2, 2020
What do you think? The man was right or wrong?#wildlife #wildlifephotography #jimcorbett #tuesdayvibes @NalinYadavIFS @SudhaRamenIFS @JamirShaikh_IFS @vikas_yadav_ifs @ParveenKaswan @s_singh_ifs @SmithamolMS @NatGeoIndia @NatGeoPhotos @susantananda3 pic.twitter.com/ZPmAJIjVNI
— Vineet Vashist (@BashistVineet) June 2, 2020
The life saviour 😭👏👍 https://t.co/ZuTJmnaUDJ
— Nadya NM. (@nad_nuno501) May 30, 2020
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