Ranger Gets Choked By 35-Foot Python As He Tries To Take A Selfie

Ranger Choked Python Selfie
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Jun. 19 2018, Updated 4:19 p.m. ET

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Sanjay Dutta, forest ranger in Jaipaiguri, India, nearly died for a selfie!

As RadarOnline.com has learned, the man was attempting to take a photo with a 35-foot rock python that he rescued, when the wild animal started suffocating him.

In a video provided by Caters News, Dutta is seen carrying the snake over his shoulders like a colorful feathered boa after he and his team captured it. At the beginning of the clip, he is seen smiling proudly for photos while holding the python, but soon expression turns grim when the snake tightens its grip around the ranger’s neck.

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As Radar readers know, there have been various near-death accidents involving selfies and wild animals around the world this year—with most incidents taking place in India.

Thankfully, a help freed Dutta from the python’s grip, and neither he nor the animal were further harmed.

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