Earlier on Tuesday, Bhuvachandran Nair was cutting off bushes at a college campus in Thiruvananthapuram when he saw something resembling a spotted cloth. Meanwhile the 58 year old, along with a few other workers, was present at kerala Institute of Management in Neyyar in Thiruvananthapuram to clean up the grounds as part of a MNREGA work scheme. Meanwhile he was working, Bhuvanachandran walked up to what he thought was a harmless piece of cloth that was to be cleared, when he went closer, he realized it was a large python about 10 feet long.
Immediately Bhuvanachandran then called some of his fellow workers over for help and they decided to capture the snake, put it in a sack and remove it from the area. Perhaps the python was too quick for them and the moment Bhuvanachandran tried to put it inside a sack, it crawled up his body and wrapped itself around his neck, holding him in a tight grip. Even though around 55 workers were present at the spot and raised an alarm, many hesitated to come forward to help him, looking at the snake’s length.
Moreover a video of the incident, captured on a mobile phone by a bystander, shows three-four people trying to pull the python off his body and then, a black cloth was used to cover the python’s head as two people tried to pry the reptile off. Finally, the python relented and Bhuvanachandran was freed and the forest officials in Neyyar later stated that the python had been freed into a forest area nearby.