A 15-feet-long King Cobra was rescued by the Forest Department from a village in Coimbatore on Saturday. According to news agency ANI, the venomous snake was spotted in Narasipuram village in Thondamuthur, a suburb of Coimbatore, when the officials arrived at the scene and released it into Siruvani forest area. Also Read - Viral Video: Tiny Green Snake Sipping Water From Man's Palm Will Leave You Awestruck!

Several pictures of the rescue operation have gone viral on social media, with images of the 15-feet-long snake leaving netizens intrigued.

Sharing pictures of the snake, News agency ANI wrote: “A 15-feet-long King Cobra was rescued from Narasipuram village in Thondamuthur, Coimbatore by Forest Department today. It was later released into the Siruvani forest area.”

The pictures show a man using metal hooks to capture the snake from behind a plastic drum. The snake was later taken to the Siruvani forest area and was released in the wild by the officials.

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An extremely venomous species of snake, King cobra is endemic to the forests of Indian and South East Asia.