Kolkata: Taking selfie with a python is never a good idea. A forest ranger in West Bengal learnt it the hard way. On Sunday, villagers in Jalpaiguri, 600 km from Kolkata called the ranger and his assistant to capture a rock python that ate a goat. The forest officials rushed to the village and collared the 18-foot snake that weighed about 40 kg.
But swayed by the power of the selfie, the forest official grabbed the snake by its neck with his right hand and slung it around his neck. The mobile phone cameras soon started flashing with selfie-takers going crazy. . People started screaming and running as the python started to choke the forest ranger, its coils gripping his throat from the back.