Mr. Mahto tightly grips the cobra's face in between his mouth
Randhir Mahto, 65, of Bihar, India was captured on film on Thursday, August 17, 2018, putting the venomous Cobra into his mouth.
The bizarre stunt, captured by an unnamed resident in the area shows Mr Mahto with the Cobra coiled around his neck.
He can be seen provoking the snake as it tries to bite his hands before quickly grabbing it and placing it on his mouth.
Mr Mahto tightly grips the Cobra’s face in between his mouth as he attempts to uncoil it from his neck.
As this happens, the Cobra becomes more aggressive in its attempt to escape and knocks the stuntman’s glasses off his face.
It also bites his hand, however, he is undeterred by the serpent’s efforts to hurt him and continues with his dangerous performance.
He is unmoved even when his glasses are pushed off his face, continues to move the snake around while it is inside of his mouth.
The dangerous stunt started to draw a small crowd when the showman said:
“This is nothing, the main game show will begin after people gather.”
The camera then diverts towards the crowd showing those who are watching the unusual spectacle unfold.
Mr Mahto, who works as a daily labourer, also claims that he is a snake charmer.
And while he says that he has been bitten several times by deadly snakes in the past, nothing will discourage him from pursuing the dangerous career path.
Although Mr Mahto has not been fatally injured after a snake bite, other people attempting snake stunts have not been so lucky.
In February 2017, a 25-year-old Indian man died from a snakebite after trying to kiss the Cobra as part of a worrisome trend in India that has since been banned.
Video of Stunt
Snake charming was once common practice in India, it was extremely popular during the 20th Century. Today, it is in danger of dying out.
This is due to several factors, the main reason being that Indian law banned snake ownership in 1972.
Recently, snake charmers have retaliated by protesting the loss of their only means of livelihood and the government has made some exceptions for them.