Video of SA girl catching a charging cobra is FAKE
Johannesburg - A viral video showing a South African woman catching a charging cobra by its neck, is fake.
The lady is seen sunbathing near a lake when a man is overheard warning the woman that the snake is approaching her.
She instantly and calmly reacts by grabbing the cobra around its neck and flinging it away from her.
Commentators however were quick to quash notions that the incident was real. Several pointed to the visible shadow of a person reeling in a plastic snake with a fishing line.
The video was uploaded by Noel Botha on Christmas Eve. It has since been viewed over 1.8 million times.
Watch the video below.