The realm of viral content on the internet often surprises us with its mix of the bizarre and awe-inspiring. Recently, an intriguing video shared by IFS Officer Susanta Nanda has taken the online world by storm. This footage features a man bathing a King Cobra in what seems to be a washroom, sparking both fascination and concern among viewers.
The video, uploaded on the platform ‘X,’ showcases a man delicately attending to a King Cobra during a bath. What captivates viewers most is the unexpected calmness exhibited by the serpent, seemingly relishing the experience. This unusual spectacle has triggered diverse reactions from audiences worldwide.
Bathing a king cobra
Snakes have skin to protect & keep them clean, which they shed periodically.
So what’s the need for playing with fire? pic.twitter.com/rcd6SNB4Od
— Susanta Nanda (@susantananda3) October 17, 2023
Video Source: Susanta Nandan/X
Accompanying the video is a thought-provoking caption by Susanta Nanda, questioning the necessity of such intervention in the lives of animals. He rightly highlights that snakes, including King Cobras, possess skin that serves to protect and maintain their cleanliness. Shedding old skin is a vital part of their growth and health.
However, the act of bathing a snake prompts an essential question: is it appropriate to interfere with their natural processes? While the Cobra in the video appears content, such behavior isn’t customary in the wild. Bathing might not align with their natural habits, potentially causing stress or discomfort.
The allure of witnessing a King Cobra enjoying a bath is undeniable. Yet, it’s crucial to navigate such content cautiously. This video, while captivating, could inadvertently convey the wrong message about interacting with wild animals. King Cobras face threats in their natural habitats due to human activities and habitat loss. Thus, interfering with their natural behavior should be approached with caution and minimized unless necessary for their well-being.