September 21, 2021 7:38:44 pm
Coming face to face with a cobra is bound to leave even the bravest terrified so when business magnate Sridhar Vembu shared pictures of his encounter with a 12-foot king cobra in Tamil Nadu, it soon got netizens talking.
Taking to Twitter, the CEO of Zoho Corporation shared two photos of the reptile. Calling it a “very auspicious day”, he tweeted, “A rare 12 feet long King Cobra paid us a visit. Our awesome local forest rangers arrived and caught it for release in the nearby hills.” “Here is the brave me attempting to touch it,” he added.
While in the first picture the cobra is seen with its head raised, the second shows rescue workers, forest rangers and Vembu holding the reptile.
See the full post here:
A rare 12 feet long King Cobra paid us a visit. Our awesome local forest rangers arrived and caught it for release in the nearby hills. Here is the brave me attempting to touch it 🤓
A very auspicious day! 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/ipf5ss7sU5
— Sridhar Vembu (@svembu) September 21, 2021
Once shared online, Vembu’s post was an instant hit and many were left intrigued by the magnificent snake. “oh my god! it looks magnificent! I wish I get to see such creations of God, sometime in the future!” wrote a user, while another commented, “A snake as majestic as this one doesn’t visit every day.”
However, some were quick to criticise the “unprofessional” manner in which the reptile was handled. “There was no reason to hold the snake-like that for photo ops. Their vertebrae are delicate and can easily get damaged,” tweeted a user.
not to mention the trauma inflicted on the snake
— Mridu Mehta (@MehtaMridu) September 21, 2021
Snakes surely are auspicious and close to humans in evolution like the cows. They usually visit powerful meditative spaces. I have a hunch the village / farm is going to be a examples in many ways for the world
— Manoj bakliwal (@TrlManoj) September 21, 2021
A snake as majestic as this one doesn’t visit every day.
I bet you are going to lay the foundation of something very inspirational today!
— gab.ai/murali (@muralipiyer) September 21, 2021
oh my god! it looks magnificent! I wish I get to see such creations of God, sometime in the future!
— Giridhar (@cgiridhar) September 21, 2021
Western ghats and adjacent areas are their habitat in TN. We haven’t come across such a long snake in the Delta Districts. Be safe!
— gogreen (@Peacelover65) September 21, 2021
You are truly blessed. Nothing symbolizes the Indian wild as much as the King does. And that too a magnificent specimen.
— Harish Rao (@simpleharish) September 21, 2021
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