According to India Today, a 50-year-old agricultural worker was arrested in Tamil Naidu, India on Thursday after posting a viral video of him eating a snake.
The man, only known as Vadivelu, shared a video of him ripping a dead snake in two and then consuming large portions of it.“It keeps Covid at bay,” Vadivelu claimed.
Environmentalists sent to video to officers from the state’s forest department. Officials later arrested Vadivelu and fined him around 7 500 rupees or $104.
The man claims to have been forced into eating the snake by other men while he was drunk.