Snake rescuer travels through floodwaters to save tangled cobra
A snake rescuer was forced to travel through deep floodwaters in eastern India last week to rescue a deadly cobra caught in a fishing net.
Footage captured on September 22 in the village of Puri showed Susant Behera from the organisation Snake Helpline reaching the stricken reptile via a makeshift raft and then cutting it free with a knife.
He released the cobra shortly afterwards in its natural habitat away from the floodwaters.
"During floods, snakes flee from the water looking for dry land and end up in human settlements,” said Subhendu Mallik from Snake Helpline.