This desperately dehydrated cobra looks rather menacing but all he wants is some water. Extreme drought in parts of southern India is causing animals like this King Cobra to search for water in populated towns they would otherwise avoid.

Cobras can be incredibly dangerous, but these brave locals knew exactly what the powerful snake was after. Cobras usually avoid any and all confrontation with humans; local rescuers knew he must be very desperate to come into town like this. They treated him with true compassion by offering the cobra water, and to everyone’s surprise he drank right out of the bottle.

One man grabbed a hold of the cobra’s tail to prevent it from attacking the man holding out the water bottle. Watch the video below to see how it all went down!

The parched cobra rehydrated and was taken to a local animal care facility.

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