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A snake rescuer in India went overboard after rescuing a snake and in his bid to impress onlookers tried to kiss the reptile.
What happened next was nothing short of tragedy as king cobra turned back and bit his rescuer on his lips. The video of the incident, which took place in Karnataka's Shivamogga, has gone viral.
In the video the rescuer can seen trying to kiss the reptile he just has rescued as people gather around him. The moment his lips get near to king cobra’s face, the reptile turns quickly and bites his lips.
The stunned man, whose identity is not yet revealed, throws away the snake holding his lips. According to the reports published in local media the man survived the bite. Some netizens have expresses shock and dismay over the act while others took it in a lighter vein.
One netizens said, “Did he make it? Folks do anything to go viral.” Another said “It did kiss him,” and “Sorry that snake has a boyfriend.”
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