Thirsty Cobra Drinks Water From A Bottle
Whenever we think of snakes we think of something truly sinister and evil. Snakes have been used to depict everything bad in folklore for many a centuries. If you recall, it was a snake that persuaded Eve in eating the forbidden fruit. Snakes have been used in ancient paintings and murals to portray death, suffering and evil.
But really, were they too far off point? Have snakes ever been known for being cute and cuddly? Absolutely not! These crawly critters have the ability to strangulate a person when they constrict around it and some of them have a bite so lethal, you might die a slow torturous death as the poison spreads through your system. Snake poison has been extracted and used to kill many adversaries since ancient times.
But if there is one thing to be true, it is that snakes are extremely smart! They have to be in order to escape danger. They don’t have limbs to help them run, but what they lack in speed, they compensate in wit. They are able to find the perfect hiding spot and spot the perfect victim. They know that in order to survive, they need to protect themselves and fill up their bellies as often as possible. They are extremely curious beings and they like to explore the world around them. They are very protective of their young which they bore in the form of eggs. They are different than poultry eggs by the fact that the shell is softer. The snake mom bundles them in a pile and sits on top of them until she feels they are ready to be left alone.
This footage shows us just how smart snakes are. A thrilling video has emerged showing a king cobra drinking water from a bottle. The video - shot in Southern India - shows a daring wildlife rescue worker offering water to the snake. The 12 feet long cobra was rescued from a village in Kaiga township - where it has strayed, apparently looking for water.
Even though it is the longest venomous snake in the world, the king cobra avoids contact with human kind, and vice versa of course. But one wildlife rescue worker approached the cobra after it was caught, getting much closer than any human would dare and offered the animal some water in a bottle. The snake, which measured 12 feet in length, also did the unthinkable - it got closer to a human without a vicious intent and drank the water that it was offered.
Some parts of southern India have been hit by drought, making water scarce. Wildlife officials say the drought has severely affected wild animals in the region. One of the officers in the video has said that snakes entering human settlements in not an uncommon sight in the summer heat. In fact, whenever the locals spot a cobra in their settlements, the first thing they do is offer it water.
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