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Forest range officer Sanjoy Dutta has narrow escape after python tries to crush him during selfie session; video will give you goosebumps

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 June 2018, 15:06 IST

West Bengal forest range officer Sanjoy Dutta had a narrow escape after a python he rescude from the village was also on to strangle him to death. Dutta is a Range Officer of West Bengal's Baikunthapur forest in Jalpaiguri. Sonjoy was posing for a selfies with the the locals after rescuing the python from the village.

A video shows, in a daring act, he rescued the 18-feet python. However, when he was taking selfies with locals, with the python held in both his hands, the python strangled him.
He was released by the locals.

Watch Video:

Pythons are constrictors -- they don't kill by injecting venom into their prey (like cobras), but by squeezing the life out of them. And the one Dutta was carrying began to squirm and coil menacingly. But others hurried to help Dutta unwind the reptile. He survived.

Interestingly, posing with a snake or putting it around the neck and performing other stunts amounts to cruelty, and is an offence under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. 
On June 15, a woman in Indonesia was swallowed by a python.

The lesson: If you're trekking in the forest and see a python, do not think, "Selfie time!"

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First published: 18 June 2018, 15:06 IST
 
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