If you are terrified of snakes, you may want to hold on to your seat as you watch this. The video shows a sunbather showing off her lightning quick reflexes as she grabs an attacking cobra around it’s neck.
This footage was recorded at a lake in Robertson Western Cape, South Africa. A young woman is sun bathing and talking to someone who is not on the screen. Suddenly, as if springing up out of nowhere, a cobra seemingly charges up from the river as two terrified dogs look on from the banking.
The fast, angry-looking reptile closes in on the young woman in no time and
just as it is about to strike, the incredibly brave girl quickly sits up
reaches out her hand and grabs the snake right behind its head. Then, she
throws it back towards the lake.
Truth is, this video was actually a prank and the snake was only a rubber snake! If you look closely, the supposed “snake” was moving too fast up the slope and to the right of the video, where you can spot a man reeling the snake in with a fishing rod.
According to the anonymous prankster, he and his brother were trying to
scare their sister, but their things did not go according to their plan as
their sister was quite impressively brave. “It was a prank on my sister. Yes it
was pulled via fishing rod with fluorocarbon line,” the prankster told news
“My brother and I were trying to scare my sister but it seems that she was prepared, seeing that I grew up catching snakes along that river since I was just a boy and she would sometimes join me. She did not handle it as we expected her to, very much impressed!”