Thirsty King Cobra Takes Drink When Rescuer Offers Water Bottle

The venomous king cobra is a dangerous animal, but this video shows one thirsty snake who lets his guard down to take water from a bottle.

The video shows a wildlife rescue worker face to face with a king cobra snake - the world's longest venomous snake. This particular serpent measured in at 12 feet long and had apparently slithered into a South Indian village in Kaiga. A giant snake that most would shy away from.

After successfully capturing the cobra, the rescue worker stepped in to offer the snake a drink, which it gladly took from a plastic water bottle. You can see the unbelievable encounter in the video below!

Safety First, Then Water For This Cobra!

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Although king cobras usually avoid crossing paths with humans, this one was presumed to have wandered into a populated area searching for water. Because Southern India is often hit with drought, animals are sometimes forced to venture away from the environment in which they usually reside just to stay alive.

Snakes entering human settlements in the area have become so common, in fact, that residents will usually offer them water upon sight, knowing that's the only reason they've ventured into the area in the first place.

While this Indian village welcomes its scaly visitors, some residents aren't so accommodating, like these little dogs, who will do anything to protect their home from cold-blooded intruders.

Can you imagine offering anything at all to a snake? Especially a king cobra? This is one brave rescuer! He must have gone with the pure instinct that the animal wasn't going to hurt him. I'd have a heart attack from fear! Typically an animal rescue organization will offer basic wellness, and this deadly snake knew it was a win-win for him.

This article was originally published on September 5, 2019.

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