A man who slides a snake into his nostrils and within seconds pulls it out through his mouth, has left bystanders speechless.
For many individuals it may appear a life-threatening or disgusting act, but this is what C. Manoharan also known as Snake Mano, is a resident of East Tambaram, and has been practicing this act for years.
The 30-year-old entertainer inhales snakes through the nasal passage, and pulls out the snake by its tail through his mouth.
But, this is not all. Manoharan now plans to enter the Guinness Book of World Records by inserting two snakes through one nostril!
"It's not a normal thing to be able to send a snake through one's nose. I am planning to insert two snakes in a single nostril to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, with such a feat," says Manoharan.
He says it takes him five minutes to perform the stunt.
Manoharan has already experimented a small rock python, cobras, common kraits, sand boas, and a three-and-a-half foot Pacha Pambu (or, green vine snake) through his nostrils.
Once the demonstration gets over, the snakes are released.
"You can see the event. I insert a short python in my nose and take out from my mouth … the snake is a soft animal and if I want to do a live demo, I catch the snake before. After doing the demo I release the snake. If the snake enters into the nose, it will expand and come out efficiently," said Manoharan.
A high school dropout, Manoharan performed the act for the first time when he was 18. During his school days, he used to insert chalk pieces into his nostrils and pull them out through his mouth in front of his friends.
Manoharan has already entered the Guinness Book of World Records for having eaten 200 earthworms in 30 seconds beating the record set by American Mark Hogg in 2000.