Video showing cobra regurgitating plastic bottle goes viral

A cobra that was rescued from a house in Goa's Canacona taluka was seen regurgitating plastic bottle which was stuck in his stomach.     

Published: 29th May 2017 06:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th May 2017 06:42 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

PANAJI:  A cobra that was rescued from a house in Goa's Canacona taluka was seen regurgitating plastic bottle which was stuck in his stomach.     

Wildlife rescuer Gautam Bhagat, who is working in Canacona area, has documented this scene after he rescued the cobra that had entered a house at Cauvrem village in state's southernmost taluka.     

The footage, which has gone viral, shows cobra with a bulged stomach throwing out a plastic bottle after it was rescued as he rolls on the rough ground in the village.     

"When I saw the cobra, I thought he has eaten some animal. It's stomach was bulging. When I rescued him I was shocked that the bottle began travelling from his stomach towards the mouth," Bhagat told PTI today.     

After few minutes of struggle, the cobra regurgitated the green coloured soft drink bottle, he said.     A senior state forest department official said that this is the first ever documented scene showing cobra throwing out a plastic bottle.     

"The snakes usually have a tendency to empty undigested things from their stomach when they are caught so that they can escape," he said.     

"There is no clear information why the cobra gulped down the bottle, but there is every possibility that it (the bottle) might be having rat or frog in it due to which he had it," the official said.

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