A viral video of a woman with a ʟɪᴠᴇ snake ᴛʀᴀᴘᴘᴇᴅ inside her ᴇᴀʀ has been circulating on the internet. The footage is short of ᴛᴇʀʀɪꜰʏɪɴɢ and has sᴘᴀʀᴋᴇᴅ a ꜰʀᴇɴᴢʏ of online reactions.
The Footage Of The Incident Has Gone Viral On Social Media
sʜᴏᴄᴋɪɴɢ footage captured the alleged moment that a “sᴜʀɢᴇᴏɴ” ᴛʀɪᴇᴅ to ʀᴇᴍᴏᴠᴇ a ʟɪᴠᴇ snake that ɪɴꜰɪʟᴛʀᴀᴛᴇᴅ a woman’s ᴇᴀʀ. Video of the herpetological sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ has racked up more than 125,000 views as viewers speculate whether or not the sǫᴜɪʀᴍ-ɪɴᴅᴜᴄɪɴɢ footage is authentic.
“The snake has ɢᴏɴᴇ in the ᴇᴀʀ,” reads the caption to the bizarre Facebook clip, posted on Sept. 1 by an India-based social media star named Chandan Singh to his 20,126 followers. However, as a local outlet, the Economic Times reported, it’s unclear where, when, or how this ᴜɴꜰᴏʀᴛᴜɴᴀᴛᴇ event transpired.
Viewers Were Sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ And ᴀᴘᴘᴀʟʟᴇᴅ!
In the nearly four-minute clip, an alleged medical practitioner can be seen using tweezers ᴅᴇsᴘᴇʀᴀᴛᴇʟʏ attempting to ᴇxᴛʀᴀᴄᴛ a black and yellow serpent ᴘᴇᴇᴋɪɴɢ its ʜᴇᴀᴅ from a female ᴘᴀᴛɪᴇɴᴛ’s ᴇᴀʀ.
The now-viral clip ends without revealing whether or not the sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ was successful, leaving viewers sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ and ᴀᴘᴘᴀʟʟᴇᴅ.
Short Clips Can Be Staged!
However, some viewers thought the clip was ꜰᴀᴋᴇ, with one calling it “100% false” while another wondered how it fit the rest of its ʙᴏᴅʏ in her ᴇᴀʀ ᴄᴀɴᴀʟ.
One sᴋᴇᴘᴛɪᴄ thought it odd that the snake was ᴘᴏᴋɪɴɢ out ʜᴇᴀᴅꜰɪʀsᴛ — as this would mean it ᴄʀᴀᴡʟᴇᴅ in her ᴇᴀʀ and then turned around in such a ᴄᴏɴꜰɪɴᴇᴅ space.
Some have even suggested that the ɪɴᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛ is staged, while others have speculated that it is a form of viral marketing.
“He looks like a ʙᴏɢᴜs doctor,” one unconvinced Facebook commenter sᴄᴏꜰꜰᴇᴅ. “That’s why he’s pulling off so many ᴛʀɪᴄᴋs.”
“Instead of a doctor, a snake ᴄʜᴀʀᴍᴇʀ would have ᴇxᴛʀᴀᴄᴛᴇᴅ the snake,” ǫᴜɪᴘᴘᴇᴅ another.
Regardless of its authenticity, the video serves as a ʀᴇᴍɪɴᴅᴇʀ of the ᴘᴏᴛᴇɴᴛɪᴀʟ ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀs of interacting with wild animals. Snakes, in particular, can be ᴇxᴛʀᴇᴍᴇʟʏ ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs if ᴘʀᴏᴠᴏᴋᴇᴅ or ᴍɪsʜᴀɴᴅʟᴇᴅ.
It is essential to ᴇxᴇʀᴄɪsᴇ ᴄᴀᴜᴛɪᴏɴ when encountering these animals and seek professional help if you suspect you have been ʙɪᴛᴛᴇɴ or otherwise ɪɴᴊᴜʀᴇᴅ by one.
It is also a testament to the power of the internet to spread information and sᴘᴀʀᴋ discussion around topics that might otherwise go unnoticed.