A 15-feet-long King cobra was rescued from a village in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu on July 11 and several pictures of the rescue operation have gone viral of social media, with images of the reptile leaving netizens astonished.
According to news agency ANI, the cobra was rescued from the Narasipuram village in Thondamuthur, Coimbatore, by the Forest Department. The snake was later released to the Siruvani forest area.
Take a look:
Tamil Nadu: A 15-feet-long King Cobra was rescued from Narasipuram village in Thondamuthur, Coimbatore by Forest Department today. It was later released into Siruvani forest area. pic.twitter.com/dmyT2lUIRq
— ANI (@ANI) July 11, 2020
While many lauded the fearless forest department officials for the rescue, others were terrified. Take a look at some reactions here:
Too close even for comfort. pic.twitter.com/BTx1xcdQCP
— Chittaranjan (@ChittaPattnaik) July 11, 2020
What a majestic creature!!👌
— Santosh (@believinurslf) July 12, 2020
Cobra was rescued? Or people were rescued from Cobra? 🤔🙄
— Dr. M. Kumar Shastry 🇮🇳 (@MarkKumar3) July 11, 2020
Dont you think people are more poisonous than the cobra.?
— Quotes collection. (@PaiVenkatesh) July 11, 2020
Very nice pics.
Handle with care.
— Kartik Ramamirtham Iyer (@IyerRamamirtham) July 12, 2020
Rescued??🧐🤔 From what?
— MarathiNagrik (@meetmeat05) July 11, 2020
Good job by the forest department.
— SUKANTA PANI (@pani_sukanta) July 12, 2020
King cobra is an extremely venomous species of snake, endemic to the forests of Indian and South East Asia. The Western Ghats is home to the King Cobra, believed to be the world’s longest venomous snake.