Viral video shows man attacked by python while taking a selfie

When anyone's performing a death-defying stunt, it's only natural to want to memorialize it in pictures. Or selfies, as it turns out.

Even when you think you're being safe, something can go wrong. You turn away for a second to snap a pic, lose your footing and take a fatal fall. Or, like this story, look away while a giant snake takes a chunk out of you.

This was the case for a man in northwestern India, who had rescued the reptile from a local hotel.

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Snakes where they aren't supposed to be
RABAT, MOROCCO - APRIL 26: A snake is seen on the 6th green during Day Two of the Trophee Hassan II at Royal Golf Dar Es-Salam on April 26, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Climbing snake (Photo by Luca Manieri, Getty Images)
A model with tattoo poses with a python around her neck during 2015 China (Taiyuan) International Automobile Exhibition on August 6, 2015 in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province of China. 2015 China (Taiyuan) International Automobile Exhibition held from August 6-9. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ANDREWS, SC - OCTOBER 09: A snake floats along the flood water being fed from the breached dams upstream as the water continues to reach areas in the eastern part of the state on October 9, 2015 in Andrews, South Carolina. The state of South Carolina experienced record rainfall amounts causing severe flooding and officials expect the damage from the flooding waters to be in the billions of dollars. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A snake phython type found on the street at Halim - Jakarta, Indonesia, on 8 December 2016. The snake stuck on the street causing a little traffick, but manage evacuated by a taxi driver to the near river at the location. (Photo by Donal Husni/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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