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WATCH: Snake comes out of AC and eats rat, but viral video not from Mumbai hotel

Twitter users were quick to find out that the hotel named in the parody account’s tweet did not exist

mumbai Updated: Aug 12, 2017 14:31 IST
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The tweet garnered more than 14,000 retweets and 22,000 likes.
The tweet garnered more than 14,000 retweets and 22,000 likes.(HT)

On Friday, a parody account of veteran broadcaster David Attenborough tweeted a video of a snake slithering into an air conditioner with a large rat in its mouth, saying the footage had been captured at a Mumbai hotel.

Members of the social networking site soon found out that no such hotel exists in Mumbai, but not before the video went viral, garnering more than 14,000 retweets and 22,000 likes.

Others took longer to catch on, believing that the account was a genuine one.

Eventually, people found the original video, which is up on YouTube, and pointed out that it seemed to be shot in a hotel in China.