Cassian Baliarsingh

A video of a snake catcher risking his life to catch a huge king cobra is giving goosebumps to social media users. The viral video shared by Commander Ashok Bijalwan on Twitter is a hair-raising thriller.

Sharing the video, Commander Ashok Bijalwan wrote, “Huge King Cobra being captured in Goa. What a hair-raising thriller.”
The video shows the huge reptile trying to slither away into a bush after being spotted. However, the brave snake catcher holds it by its tail and drags it out into a field. However, the snake charges at it following which he leaves it.

It again tries to slither away but the snake charmer holds it by its tail and drags it further to the field. The king cobra again tries to attack him. The process continues until the snake catcher manages to make the snake slither inside a bag and then ties it.

Since being shared online, the video has garnered 36K views with 773 likes and 239 retweets on Twitter.

“Beautiful! We are blessed that such large specimens still exist in the wild, indicating a relatively healthy local eco-system. Being an apex predator, it means that the big boy has plenty to eat. Nice,” commented a user.

Another user wrote, “Wow! The man is brave to attempt this with such a huge cobra.”

A third user wrote, “We have exactly similar looking huge Cobra living in our backyard. We see him mostly on our boundary wall behind which his huge jungle. When he is catching his prey, we never disturb him… Just we are careful don’t let our kids go in the backyard.”