King cobras are not known for their gentle nature the whole point of “snake charming” is that it’s dangerous to even be around them but the drought currently gripping New Delhi has at least one animal so dehydrated that its less-than-friendly instincts were replaced with those of survival.
A 12-foot-long cobra was rescued after straying to a village, where it was believed to be looking for water. Southern India has been at the mercy of an extended, extreme drought that has greatly impacted both drinking water supplies and agriculture. It has affected the lives of tens of thousands of families in the area, and also, apparently, the wildlife.
A rescue worker offered this parched snake water from the bottle almost immediately upon rescuing it and the snake very calmly drank its fill.
Despite the unfortunate circumstances, there’s just something about a snake sipping straight from the bottle that’s charming in it’s own right. Sorry.