A man narrowly escaped death after being strangled by a 10-foot long python in a town in India.
Harrowing footage shows how locals battled to untangle the reptile as it tightly wrapped itself around his neck.
The incident took place on October 15 in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, southern India.
Reports say the incident took place while the man, identified as Bhuvachandran Nair, was cutting off bushes at a college campus.
Villagers try to save Nair who held the reptile in his hand while the other tries to get hold of its tail.
Two other people then slowly uncoiled the python from around his neck and help him get rid of it.
The trio then put the python in a bag as the rescue team arrived to help deal with the incident.
The python had been put under observation for two days after which it was released deep inside the forest.
The man and a few others were doing the work as part of a government scheme at the Kerala Institute of Management campus.
While cleaning, Nair came across an object he mistook for a piece of cloth.
However, as he walked closer to it, he realised it was a 10-foot-long python and decided to rescue it.
The snake, however, was too quick and crawled up his body and climbed its neck.