- A chilling video has surfaced online showing a cobra biting a man's face as he posed for a photo with it
- A snake charmer who was holding the snake ignored the man's suspicious inquiries as to whether the snake had bitten him
- He later loses consciousness but instead of taking him to a hospital, locals take him to a medicine man but reportedly he died within an hour
A chilling video has surfaced online showing a cobra biting an Indian man's face as he posed for a photo with it—without him realizing it for several moments.
In the disturbing video, a snake charmer is seen holding the cobra over the man's head as he looks at the camera. In a fleeting moment, the snake's head seems to brush across the man's head and he barely registers that he has been bitten.
A few moments later, he appears to realize that something is wrong and seems to ask the snake charmer to check whether the cobra has bitten him. However, the snake charmer seems to ignore him.
Within a short while, the man lost consciousness but instead of taking him to a hospital, the locals took him to a medicine man. Unfortunately, he reportedly died within an hour from the cobra's venom.
The incident reportedly took place in Jodhpur, in the northwester province of Rajasthan, India. It is unclear what action, if any, has been taken by authorities regarding the incident.
Watch the video of the incident below (WARNING: May be upsetting for some viewers).