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Watch: Gujarat Cong leader Paresh Dhanani handles poisonous snake outside home

Dhanani uploaded a video of him handling a Russel’s Viper on Facebook. The snake was later released in the nearby bushes.

india Updated: Jul 12, 2018 13:09 IST
Press Trust of India, Ahmedabad
Paresh Dhanani,Gujarat Congress leader Paresh Dhanani,Gujarat

Senior Congress leader Paresh Dhanani subdued a venomous snake which was found outside his official residence in Gandhinagar, with a video of the episode doing rounds on social media.

Dhanani, the leader of opposition in the Gujarat Assembly, could be seen handling the Russel’s Viper in the video he uploaded on Facebook on Wednesday.

“This is Russell’s Viper snake. The snake lost its way and came to my house. But, I too know how to catch snakes,” reads the caption on the video.

In the video, shot by one of his staff members, Dhanani can be seen holding the snake by its tail. But the Congress leader appeared to be at ease in controlling the venomous snake.

According to his media coordinator, Haresh Sisara, the snake was later released in the nearby bushes.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Jul 12, 2018 12:54 IST