A snake charmer is fighting for his life in a hospital after his pet python tried to strangle him during a live show. The entire incident was caught on tape.
The incident occurred at Mau in Uttar Pradesh, India, on March 20.
According to local reports, the snake charmer wrapped an adult python around his neck as part of his show. But that was a mistake because the snake tightened its grip and began to strangle him.
As you can see in the below video, the man choked and collapsed showing visible signs of distress.
Eventually, the crowd realized that the snake charmer was in distress and his strangulation was not part of the show act.
Three men rushed to his help and freed him from the python.
They took him to a local hospital, where doctors treated him and later referred him to a better hospital in Varanasi. The man is reportedly in VERY serious condition.
Earlier this month, a reality TV show 'snake whisperer' died after being bitten by a cobra in Malaysia. Abu Zarin Hussin was a Malaysian firefighter, and a contestant on Asia's Got Talent contestant. He was famous for his skill for handling venomous snakes but unfortunately lost his life to one.
Wild animals are not as predictable as some people think.