A man had a near accident after a huge King Cobra jumped him while trying to catch him with his bare hands. A chilling video of the incident has now gone viral online.
The video, posted to Instagram, begins with a man named Mike Holston holding the tail of a large King Cobra and trying to control it. The person tries to lift the snake off the ground while the snake looks alert with its hood spread wide. Once the man lifts the snake, it turns towards him and tries to attack. However, he narrowly escapes the attack, which could have ended very badly.
The clip has amassed more than 5.6 million views on the social media platform so far. Many have expressed concern about the man who wielded such a ferocious snake, even that with his bare hands.
“You kind of get it when it’s game over,” one comment read.
Another said the person was “playing with death” and could barely watch the video.
Adding some more details about the snake, Mike Holston said in the comments section that the snake was a 12-foot cobra he found in a village. “The 12-foot cobra in the local village had to be moved… it was infested with ticks and had a feisty attitude… nothing beats working with animals in their natural habitat,” he wrote.
Some were also shocked to see the snake being mistreated. “Leave it alone,” one wrote.
Echoing a similar sentiment, another said he should “leave the king alone.”
A few even swore never to mess up a snake like that. “Okay, I’m definitely not picking this one up if you challenge me,” one comment read.
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