This Video shows a man trying to pose with a cobra. The charmer is seen attempting to put the snake around the tourist’s neck while other people watch and film.
But the venomous snake is agitated and strikes the man on the cheek and delivering a deadly dose of venom.
The man does not immediately notice he has been poisoned, as he carries on posing for the camera.
Moments later he seems to sense that something is amiss, asking the charmer to check whether he has been bitten.
But the entertainer ignores him and carries on with his gig probably sensing that his it’s safer for him that way.
A few minutes later the man begins losing consciousness, but instead of taking him to hospital, onlookers took him to a medicine man.
Within an hour he had died from the poison, according to witnesses.
The incident took place in Jodhpur, in the northwestern province of Rajasthan, India.
It is not known which species of cobra this particular snake belongs to as there are five native to India, including the king cobra.
All contain poison that is potentially deadly to humans, though none appear on the list of top ten deadliest snakes in the world.
According to experts from the university of Michigan:
“The only way to counteract the effects of Cobra Venous( or most other poisonous snake venoms) is to inject appropriate anti-venom shortly after the bite occurs”
“If antivenom is unavailable, your life can still be saved by putting you on an artificial respirator until the paralysis of the diaphragm muscle wears off”
It’s sad that this man’s daring photo op with a snake ended in death.