The incredible sight of a man offering water to a cobra has gone viral on Twitter again, almost three years after it first surfaced online. The old video saw a spike in popularity again this afternoon after it was shared on the microblogging platform by Indian Forest Service officer Susanta Nanda.
In the short clip, the man – reportedly a forest official – is seen squatting in front of the snake with a plastic water bottle in his hand. He gently tips the bottle forward towards the cobra. Evidently thirsty, the snake laps up the water quickly.
“Love & water… Two best ingredients of life,” wrote IFS Susanta Nanda while sharing the clip on Twitter.