Rescuer runs out of tricks to dislodge snake hiding inside pipe in western India
A rescuer eventually managed to remove a snake hiding inside a pipe after attempting several methods to budge the serpent.
After being called to Pune, Maharashtra, on September 7, Saidas Kusal found the snake cowering inside a 30-foot-long iron pipe.
Kusal realised the snake was non-venomous and tried to shake it out of the pipe.
He then attempted to flush it out by pouring water into one end of the pipe, this did not work either.
Kusal then tried slamming the pipe onto the ground, the vibrations eventually managed to persuade the snake to exit.
Saidas said: "The snake had so firmly lodged itself inside, I was running out of ways to make it come out.”
The snake was later released into the wild.