Man Puts Deadly Snake And Frog In His Mouth For Surprising Reason
Two unsuspecting wild animals of the rainforest found themselves suddenly in quite a predicament.
A Brazilian man who calls himself the Snake Ninja, but whose real name is Arteval Duarte, decided to film himself wrapping the snake around the frog and popping the two in his mouth for a few seconds.
The snake sort of goes along with being wound around the poison dart frog, who looks quite alarmed.
The frog peeks out of the man's mouth, as though wondering how long the stunt was to last.
Soon, the animals reemerge and sit a little stunned on Duarte's hand.
Then he kisses them goodbye and rereleases them back into the river where he found them.
But we might ask a very reasonable question: WHY?!
The IUCN Red List says there are more than 2,600 species of near threatened, vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered species in South America, many of whom are in the Amazon rainforest, where Duarte is filming. The rate of extinction suffered by amphibians especially has been called "terrifying."
Duarte is protesting the deforestation of the rainforest, where many of these threatened animals live, by pulling stunts like this on jaw-dropping videos bound to go viral.
He certainly got our attention.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story stated that the snake was a blue krait. Further inspection proved that if a blue krait, a snake found in India, wound up in the Amazon, this would be quite a different story indeed.