In a nerve-racking video currently breaking the Internet, a huge snake resembling a python can be seen crushing a deer to death when a man intervenes to set the latter free. Trending viral on Twitter, the video has already been watched over 1.6 million times while still going strong.Also Read - Viral Video: Tiger Enjoys Bathing in Waterhole in Ranthambore | Watch

Located in Thailand, the incident reportedly took place in Khao Kheow Open Zoo. Shot from the front seat of a car, the video shows a huge serpent coiled around a deer when a man beats it with a broken tree branch. After several gentle beatings, the serpent finally uncoils and glides inside the woods on the corner of the road while the free deer finally hops away to safety. Also Read - BTS Dominates Twitter, Becomes Most Mentioned K-pop Artists in the World | Full List Here

The video was shared on Twitter by assistant director of Dusit zoo who captioned it in Thai, “The incident occurred yesterday at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo.” Also Read - Cloudburst : From Jammu And Kashmir to Himachal Pradesh, Watch When And Where Nature’s Fierce Form Was Seen

As the video made netizens’ drop their jaws while watching, a debate on the act of the man started. While one questioned, “Was it an act of kindness or interfering with the food chain? The python goes hungry…The deer lives happily for now… (sic)”, another tweeted, “Seriously bad idea”.

In response to the video, Indian Forest Service officer Susanta Nanda wrote, “When you have a choice between kindness and right, always be kind (sic).” While others commended the man’s act of kindness even as Twitter split in opinions, Nanda shared, “Many are saying not to interfere with law of nature.When you have a black topped road in forest where ungulates slip & predators choose such areas, nature & it’s law is already defied. Lets be kind. Ask ur heart & a informed mind to give you kindness & help in making a choice (sic).”

What do you think about the man’s effort in this video?