A video going viral on social media shows a quick-thinking woman rescuing her son from a snake that was about to bite the boy. The footage was captured by a camera installed in an area in Mandya in Karnataka, according to social media users who have posted it on various platforms. The woman managed to pull her son away just in the nick of time before he could step on the snake. Everything happened in an instant.
As the video begins, we see the woman and her son emerge from their home, unaware that a snake is crossing the path. The snake is very close to the step outside the house, so the boy misses it.
Her presence of mind saved the child.
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The carefree boy crosses the step and that’s when the snake, detecting the presence of a human, recoils and spreads its hood in self-defense. The boy gets scared and tries to run back into the house by jumping over the snake. That’s when the woman applies her presence of mind, grabs the boy and pulls away from the danger.
She holds it on her shoulder and runs to safety. The snake also slips away.
The woman’s bravery has been praised by Twitter users who seem impressed by her quick reflexes.
“Had there been even a 1 second delay in pulling the boy, this cobra would have bitten him. My greetings to mother’s love,” said one user.
“Truly a miraculous escape! It is believed… GOD thought, HE can’t be with everyone in this world. That’s why HE sent MOTHER,” another tweeted.
Some users claimed that the snake is a cobra.