Man falls into 40-ft-deep well while rescuing giant python; video goes viral
Peramangalam (Thrissur): In a viral video, everyone watched a young man falling into a well along with a big python. But the video did not show the rest of the incident and what happened to the man and the snake. The young man managed to rescue the python adventurously.
The hero of the video is Shigil aka Sreekuttan who works as a forest watcher. It was the video that earned him a job in the forest department. The forest officials who watched the video decided to appoint him as forest watcher.
Shigil rescued the python from a 40-feet deep well. He got down into the well using a rope and held the snake in one hand and came out holding on to the rope with other hand. The python was suffocating Shigil during the rescue mission.
Meanwhile, those who stood outside lost grip of the rope and both Shigil and the python who nearly reached the top fell into the well. But Shigil did not let the python go. Later, a sack was brought to carry the python and Shigil came out holding onto the rope.
The 8- feet-long python was later released into the Pattikkad forest. Shigil had earlier rescued many wild animals including deer, rabbit and porcupine. He is also part of the group formed after the flood to catch snakes from human inhabited areas.