After extreme drought hit southern parts of India, this King cobra found its way to a local village in attempt to get some water. Although King cobras are known for being dangerous, the compassion of the locals for the animal was bigger than their fear. Also, knowing that this type of snake usually tries to avoid confrontation with humans as much as possible, they realised it must have been really thirsty to come to their village.

So, they began the rescue operation. First, one man took a grip of cobra’s tail to prevent it from attacking the guy with water bottle. The rescuer came in front of the snake and splashed some water on the snake’s head to cool the animal down. Then, he extended the water bottle for cobra to drink from, and the magic happened – it drank!

All while trying to give water to the snake, the man was holding a snake catcher to protect himself in case the cobra decided to launch a vicious attack. Fortunately, everything went well. The snake was later taken to an animal care facility.

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