Selfie is the latest fad and there are very few who can carefully save themselves from its wave. From stylish to unsafe, people capture the various form of selfies to show off. It’s like the coolest currency to make a mark on social media and get 15 seconds of fame. For that, people often crosses the realm of common sense and gets engaged in dangerous acts. While some selfies have pushed people too close to danger, others have claimed lives.
Today’s story is about a forest ranger and how he put his own life to risk for gaining momentary fame. However, before that here is a collection of some of the riskiest selfies ever clicked.
Snacks for shark?
Hope the bear understood the humor!
This is why auto-pilot was invented!
Taking a selfie with a python around your neck might seem like a cool thing but it isn’t! No one can know this better than this forest ranger who almost lost his life while displaying this bravado for the masses. The incident took place in a village in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. The ranger along with his assistants captured a 40 kg snake that was about an 18-foot long after being called by the villagers. The procedure after catching such snakes is to put them into a sack and take away. Later, they are released into the forest.
However, the officer identified as Sanjoy Dutta had something else in mind. Instead of taking the snake away he decided to display his ‘bravery.’ He curled the snake around his neck to allow the villagers to take photos and selfies. What followed shocked everyone! The situation got slippery when the snake started coiling around the throat of the ranger choking him.
Soon he started walking away from the crowd towards a safe place. A man, probably one of his assistants, rush to his aid while gripping the snake by its tail. While walking away Dutta is heard saying ‘nothing will happen’ and ‘hold the tail’ before successfully taking the serpent away from the scene. Watching the video will certainly make your heart skip a beat:
#WATCH Narrow escape for Sanjoy Dutta, Range Officer of Baikunthapur Forest in Jalpaiguri after a python he rescued from a village almost strangled him to death while he was posing for selfies with locals. #WestBengal pic.twitter.com/KroJHOCOkk
— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2018
The video soon made the Twitterati react, here’s what they wrote:
Is it necessary for that man for selfie.Nice python kicked him away.
— G R E-Bikes (@bikes_green) June 18, 2018
30 seconds of fame almost cost a life!
The poor python would do what an animal does instinctively!
Would’ve been another “death by selfie”
— Trishna W. (@WahengD) June 18, 2018
Selfie like this? 💁🏻♂️
— Nischay Kalra (@NischayKalra) June 18, 2018
— The Tarak Nagaraj (@hinduforever123) June 18, 2018
However, if you think this kind of foolishness happened for the first time, then you are wrong. Back in 2016, a python attacked a man while he was trying to take a selfie. Here’s the video:
How far will you go for selfies?