A video is going viral on social media where a cop can be seen giving CPR to a snake. The cop is none other than Constable Atul Sharma from the Madhya Pradesh Police.
In the widely shared video, Atul Sharma is seen intently examining the snake to see if it is breathing. Then he begins to blow into the snake’s mouth. The people gathered around him ask him to wash the reptile’s body coated in pesticide, and the constable gives it a quick spritz of clean water.
The location of this incident was in Madhya Pradesh’s Narmadapuram. A non-venomous snake had slithered into a residential neighborhood pipeline. After the locals’ attempts to remove the snake were fruitless, they poured water laced with insecticide down the pipe, causing the snake to pass out. That’s when someone contacted the police.
Who is Atul Sharma?
This is not the first time that Constable Atul Sharma has done this heroic act. He said in the last fifteen years, he has saved up to 500 snakes. When asked where he got the idea to do this, the police officer claimed he watched a lot of Discovery Channel.
In order to protect other creatures in similar circumstances, he also directed his colleagues to use an alternative approach and admitted the mistake that resulted in the snake’s dilemma.
The video gained a lot of attention on social media, and Sharma was praised widely for his audacious deed. His non-traditional rescue technique’s efficacy has been questioned, though. According to the Everything Reptilion website, if a snake is not breathing, CPR cannot be used to revive it. But all and all most of the people are calling him a hero.
Here’s the video of Constable Atul Sharma, giving CPR to a snake: