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By S Vikram | Jul 12, 2019 10:38 AM

The under-seat storage of a motorcycle had a dangerous cobra when the man stopped his bike and opened the back seat in the state of Karnataka. According to The Week, “This scenario seems to have struck one Karnataka resident, whose snake-encounter was captured on TikTok. The video has since been shared and commented on across the world, in particular in the Middle East and in Australia”

A dangerous snake caught the attention of a motorist

In the video we could see the man opening the back of a TVS Victor with a Bangalore-registration number plate, suggesting that this is taking place in Bangalore. An alerted cobra abruptly pops out from the back and projects its deadly hood. The man, who appears to have done this before, keeps his cool and begins the process of catching it.

The Google search results for catching snakes lists down some of the important techniques that has to be followed.With best practices including wearing gloves, protective equipment, and not-catching-one-with-your-bare-hands, the age-old internet resource on cobras,, has a list of eight rules for handling a snake.

The last rule was not necessarily followed in the video, as the man fearlessly catches the cobra with his unguarded right hand. He managed this by distracting the snake with his left hand while gradually inching his right towards its head. After catching its head, he pulls it out of the bike and takes it away from the scene.