Senior Congress leader Paresh Dhanani on Tuesday subdued a venomous snake which was found outside his official residence in Gandhinagar.

The video of the incident is doing rounds on social media.

The leader of Opposition in the Gujarat Assembly Dhanani could be seen handling the Russel’s Viper in the video he uploaded on Facebook.

“This is Russell’s Viper snake. The snake lost its way and came to my house. But, I too know how to catch snakes,” reads the caption on the video.

He also posted the video on Twitter.

“This is Russell’s Viper snake. The snake lost its way and came to my house. But, I too know how to catch snakes,” he wrote on Twitter in Gujarati.


In the video, shot by one of his staff members, Dhanani can be seen holding the snake by its tail. But the Congress leader appeared to be at ease in controlling the venomous snake.

According to his media coordinator, Haresh Sisara, the snake was later released in the nearby bushes.

(With agency inputs)