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Snake rescue video has a jaw-dropping twist ending

Snakes are the gift that keeps on giving, apparently.


Aja Romano

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 26, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 11:45 pm CDT

Just how harrowing can a four-minute video of a snake rescue be? SO HARROWING, as it turns out—especially thanks to the twist ending.

If your dream is to watch two (possibly stoned) white dudes dropping a string of F-bombs and racial epithets as they prove their innate humanity by rescuing a trapped snake, only to be rewarded with the biggest, grossest surprise in snake rescue history, then this is the video you’ve been waiting for. 

Not to be all Upworthy about it, but you won’t believe what happens next. These guys clearly didn’t.

A pissed-off garden snake appears to be hopelessly entrenched in some kind of green plastic netting at the start of this video. Thrill as our heroes hack away at the net with a knife while the snake grows visibly more mobile! Root for your fave as they argue over who gets the dubious honor of pulling the snake free at last! Share in their panic as they fear they’ve broken its jaw, and freak out with them over the shocking, incredibly gross climax.

This is your requisite warning for snake peril, profanity, casual use of the N word, and extreme grossness.

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For anyone wondering, the snake’s jaw wasn’t broken; instead, the lower jaws of snakes are separated on either side, both connected with extremely flexible muscles and ligaments which allow them to maneuver and swallow much larger animals without difficulty.

We don’t know what possessed these kids to start rolling tape on their amazing snake rescue, but we’re glad they did. We never thought we’d find a vomited, half-digested frog uplifting, but here we are.

Proof that snakes give the best presents.

Photo via bugginout/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Apr 26, 2015, 4:28 pm CDT