Indian wildlife official lowered into well to rescue snake trapped at bottom
A wildlife official was lowered to the bottom of a well in Maharashtra, western India, to rescue a snake that was trapped.
The courageous rescuer was lowered into the 60-feet-deep well where he managed to pry the rat snake from out from some bricks.
Once he grabbed hold of the reptile, the official was then hauled back up to the surface in Ahmednagar.
Akash Jadhav of Animal Rescue Society said: "Time was running out for the unusually long snake. It had spent a long time inside the well and had even shed its skin there. It would have become very weak without food if we had not rescued it on time.”
The rat snake was later released into a nearby forest.
This footage was filmed on June 7.