Snake Charmer Protest – Snakes that were dumped by means of protest had local bureaucrats jumping on desks and asking people to go find the ‘charmer’ responsible. Keep in mind that these reptiles are cobras and are extremely poisonous.
“He had applied for a plot of land to keep his snakes,” Subhash Mani Tripathi, the head of land revenue administration, told AFP news agency.
“But there is no provision for such a business. Instead of seeking a written reply, which we would have issued, Hakkul created panic by letting loose a bunch of snakes all over the office.”
Workers stood on chairs and shook table clothes at the hissing reptiles as excited crowds gathered outside.
Hakkul later told reporters that a district magistrate had promised him a plot of land for his snakes two years ago.
“I am a conservationist and have been seeking the government’s help. Having waited patiently for so long, I had no option but to leave all my snakes in this office.”
No one was injured in the incident, but police said they were still working to collect the snakes.
Here’s a video of what happened after the snakes were dumped: