It takes much for anyone to try and play with a snake, something usually made for the fearless. That is the case for this girl named Shweta, who courageously showed off on video that she can handle these slithering reptiles known as cobras.

Shweta put up a video on her Instagram account handling a king cobra. The footage has already garnered 73,000 likes as of this writing showing the fearless woman playing and performing tricks with the deadly reptile. She was dressed in a plain black shirt and jeans, using a stick to perform tricks with the snake.

It turns out that Shweta is fond of snakes and catching them is a hobby. Other videos on her social media account show that she has caught snakes in the past and performed tricks with them.

After a random search, a certain Shweta C was found on LinkedIn. There, it was mentioned that the person who hails from Bilaspur, Chattisgarh, India is a QA microbiologist at Cobra Biologics. It could not be confirmed if she is the same person who is fond and catching these snakes.

Although Shweta showed she could handle cobras, they remain dangerous and should not be attempted by people who are not well-versed by them. They are known as Elapids, a type of poisonous snake with hollow fangs fixed to the top jaw at the front of the mouth. Unable to hold down prey with their fangs, they inject poison. They also have a good sense of smell and night vision, their colors of which vary depending on species according to Live Science.

Cobra bites can be fatal but can be treated. An antivenin is available and lives can be saved with the use of an artificial respirator.

“Like coral snakes, cobras have potent neurotoxic venom, which acts on the nervous system. Symptoms from a neurotoxic cobra bite can include problems with vision, difficulty swallowing and speaking, skeletal muscle weakness, difficulty breathing, respiratory failure, vomiting, abdominal pain, necrosis, and anticoagulation,” Sara Viernum, a herpetologist based in Madison, Wisconsin explained.

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