JALPAIGURI: In what can only be termed as a narrow escape, Range Officer Sanjoy Dutta had a close shave after the python he rescued tried to strangle him.
Dutta, a Range Officer at Baikunthapur Forest in West Bengal's Dooars, had reportedly rescued an 18-feet python, weighing 40 kilos from Saheb Bari area of Jalpaiguri district.
#WATCH Narrow escape for Sanjoy Dutta, Range Officer of Baikunthapur Forest in Jalpaiguri after a python he rescued from a village almost strangled him to death while he was posing for selfies with locals. #WestBengal pic.twitter.com/KroJHOCOkk
— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2018
After rescuing, Dutta posed for selfied with locals, the massive reptile hanging around his neck.
Suddenly, the serpent started to curl around to choke the Range Officer.
Dutta is heard saying “Kichhu hobe na (Nothing will happen)” repeated as locals scream and try to run away. Two more men are seen helping Dutta, as he rushes away from the area in an effort to take the reptile away from the scene.
By the end of the 38-second video, Dutta along with his aide successfully manages to control the mammoth python.