A video of a snake eating itself has left the netizens with goosebumps. Uploaded by Indian Forest Service official, Susanta Nanda, the video shows a snake biting its own tail. Nanda remarks that the snakes who eat other snakes often tend to confuse its own tail with another snake and end up eating itself. In the caption of the video, he has used the greek term, ‘ouroboros’ which depicts a snake swallowing its own tail.
The 32 seconds short clip captures the rare moment as it begins with the snake curled up with its own tail in its mouth. Further into the video, we see a hand applying a liquid substance on the snake’s mouth which helps it to leave the tail. As soon as the liquid is applied, the snake pulls out the tail out of its mouth, getting back to its normal self. According to the caption of the video, the video is a perfect example of the eternal cycle of life and death.
Snakes who eat other snakes will confuse their own tail for another snake and will end up eating itself.— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) August 28, 2020
There is a greek word for it called ouroboros and it symbolizes the eternal cycle of life and death.
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Baffled by the video, netizens bombarded the comment section. The video has invited over 12K views with 1K likes and 270 Retweets and comments. Curious about the Greek mythology, one user wrote, "Didn’t know Greek mythology too had the concept of eternal cycle of birth and death". Talking about dogs, one user wrote, "Sir it happens with dogs also. I feel during my clinical phase when we did intestinal anastomosis and after few days when wound is about to heal, due to itching dog opened the sutures and ate his own intestines...". Tweeples have also Retweeted the video with their own captions.
Could it be applied to Humans too we also share the same philosophy but Nature never breaks their own laws— Rhea (@RheaParthasara2) August 28, 2020
The guy what thing used on snake's mouth— Vishal Patel (@VishalP48583010) August 28, 2020
For free it's tail.
Hats off.... Very relevant tweet.— Arindam Dutta (@arindamdutta07) August 29, 2020
We all need to introspect 🙂
Very apt, Rahu and Ketu do symbolize this somewhat 😀!— Dr. Srikanth Sundararajan (@SundarSrik) August 28, 2020
That’s really great info👍— Anilkumar E Pillai (@mumbaicrossmo) August 28, 2020
One of the snakes had seized hold of its own tail, and the form whirled mockingly before my eyes. As if by a flash of lightening I awoke; and this time I also spent the rest of the night in working out the consequences of the hypothesis of Benzene structure~ August Kekulé, 1890. https://t.co/NfwUmZtP9k— la vie en pause (@svmurthy) August 29, 2020
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