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Seeing a snake in front, most people would scream like a child. Fathima Dawood’s reaction was no different as she screamed in surprise seeing a snake in park.

Written By Manogya Singh | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Seeing a snake in front, most people would scream like a child. Fathima Dawood’s reaction was no different as she screamed in surprise seeing a snake in the parking lot of a supermarket. Only thing is, she didn't wait to see what she was screaming at, and her Facebook post is now making people around the world, laugh out loud.  

Fathima misidentified a braid with a snake

The South Africa resident wrote on her Facebook post that she is extremely sorry for the old lady in the parking lot at PnP when she screamed like a baby, thinking she had seen a snake chasing her at that moment, sharing a picture of the 'serpent' that scared her. 

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She added to her post stating that, on the other hand, if someone lost their braided weave, it is in the far-left aisle of the PnP parking lot, explaining that the ‘snake’ was, in reality, a piece of hair extension that someone had lost in the parking lot.   

Her post has got mixed reactions from other users, some find it hilarious while others find it scary. Her post has collected a number of amused as well as sympathetic comments. "Looks like a snake to me too," wrote one person. "I thought it was a snake when I looked at the picture," said another, while a third said, "I had to laugh out loud at this." 

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Similar incidents

This is not the first time people have misidentified objects as a reptile. A few weeks back, videos of a 65-foot 'monster' in a river in China created waves online. It turned out to be an industrial airbag. The post got viral on the internet, flooded with comments. On one side, where some netizens could not stop laughing, others said that they've also had encounters these "snake". 

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A user wrote, "Lol you killed me with laughter." While another added, "Does look like a snake at first glance though." A third user noted, "Urban snakes. They are everywhere!" Yet another said, "I encounter these snakes every day when I go for my morning walk. Always get a big fright." 

This was not the first time that an inanimate object was misidentified as an animal. Recently, a video of a 'monster' spotted in a river in China had sparked many conspiracy theories. However, it turned out that the 'creature' was a 65-foot-long industrial airbag. 

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