University students in Singapore are being warned to be cautious when walking down sidewalks near bushes after two dangerous snakes mixed it up on the side of the street while onlookers watched.
The snakes were a reticulated python and a King Cobra. In the end, school reports state pest control officers captured the python at the scene. Pest control found and captured the King Cobra, which measured around 12 feet long, a few hours later in nearby bushes.
“Please be careful when you take the sidewalk near to bushes- night researchers and Night runners, please be extra vigilant,” the university said.
The street fight between the two snakes happened on a curb at Nanyang Technical University near Research Techno Plaza, according to a Graduate Student Council social media post to all students. The video shows the python wrapped around the cobra’s head in an attempt to strangle it. After about 30 minutes of entanglement, the cobra escaped and slinked into nearby bushes.
Abhishek Ambede, a PhD student, was one of those witnessing the fight. Ambede said he thought the cobra bit its rival during the death match, saying it had a low chance of survival.
The cobra was transferred to a local zoo and the python was released into nearby woods, according to the university.
Onlookers and social media posters commented on the bout as if it were a super hero battle. Pythons are known for their incredible strength and squeeze air out of their prey while cobras are recognized for their deadly venom. Since the cobra escaped and possibly bit the python, most agree the King Cobra won this round.
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