Commuters in Bengaluru were shocked and scared when an anaconda, with a half-eaten human hand in its mouth, emerged from a pothole right in the middle of a street.Fortunately, the anaconda was not real.
It was a dummy placed in the pothole by the Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF), an NGO, to embarrass the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
It had been installed in a water-logged pothole in Yeshwanthpur market so that the BBMP would be embarrassed into acting swiftly over the quality of roads.
Bengaluru and the crocodile
- This was not the first instance of such a move by Bengaluru's citizens to shame its municipal corporation into action. Earlier, visual artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy had placed a life-size crocodile in a 12-foot long pothole in north Bengaluru to achieve the same goal.